Braun Facial Epilator & Cleansing Brush

If you’re an eyebrow lover, like myself, then this product is your must-have. I’ve been in love with cleaning & shaping my eyebrows since I was a teenager. I got so good at it that my relatives and friends would cue in line for me to get theirs done. I went through all traditional ways, threads and tweezers. Never did I think that there will be another, much better, alternative.

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Braun came up with an elegant invention that will clean your sensitive facial areas with the most precision. The extra slim head captures the finest hairs down to 0,02 mm. It is also considerably faster and more thorough than manual tweezers. However, it is not to be used for shaping your eyebrows.

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The Braun Facial Epilator & Cleansing Brush also strikes on what most of us women care about the most: cleaning our faces. Best advise is to make this a part of your shower routine as the brush gently removes the dead skin preparing your skin to absorb your creams.

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Prices start from 200 AED and its available in all hypermarkets, supermarkets and pharmacies.

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I had the pleasure to interview Dr. Gabriele Stahl, who’s responsible for The Braun Facial Epilator & Cleansing Brush, and who gave some valuable advise on our beauty regime:

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1. As a practical woman with minimum time for pampering herself, what is the best beauty/ facial regime that I, and every woman like me, should follow?

The key to a healthy skin is simply the result of a healthy and well balanced lifestyle. Just apply sunscreen, eat healthy, do not overdose on creams and make up, and make sure to clean your face in the evening after applying any cosmetics and before you apply your night cream.

Her answer reminded me of one my favourite speeches/ song: Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen by Laz Buhrmann . You should listen to it :)

2. Is it healthy to apply a face cream after using the Braun exfoliating option?

Depends on the type of cream, and the skin type. For example dry skin would best suit a thicker moisturizer, oily skin would benefit from a moisturizing gel – but for optimal results it’s better to use the Braun cleansing brush, then use the epilator at the end of the day and apply your care cosmetic product.

3. Could the Braun facial epilator cause the new hair to grow thicker or more intense?

Not at all; epilation has been proven to be the best hair removal method as it removes hair from the root and does not irritate the skin, It is much faster and more thorough than tweezers. It removes four times shorter hairs than wax, so you don’t have to wait for the hair to be completely visible. It is much longer lasting up to 4 weeks. And finally, you can epilate at home or on the go, no need to run to that threading appointment.

4. What product or technique should we follow in order to clean and what techniques should we follow in order to exfoliate since both use the same head brush?

Braun’s deep-pore cleansing brush is six times better than manual cleansing. The cleansing brush preps the skin to absorb products more efficiently and leaves women with visibly brighter skin. The brush can be used every day on cheeks, T-zone and chin for a more radiant skin. Apply soap, gel, cleansing milk or scrub on your wet skin. Switch on the brush and start on the forehead. You can move to the nose and then outward towards the cheeks on either side. Spend more time on oily zones. It can also be used on the neck and décolleté. Exfoliation can be done with your favorite cosmetic exfoliation product and we recommend only 1 x per week.

5. Is it safe to use the head brush after tanning?

Yes absolutely; it would help clean up your pores from all the oil and dirt which can accumulate when then skin is exposed to the sun. Make sure to regularly apply sunscreen not just when tanning.

6. Can the Braun epilator be used on body parts other than the face?

Mechanically, it will work on other sensitive areas. However, it is not recommended to use one device on multiple body areas due to hygiene reasons.

 

  1. كسيدة عملية ليس لديها الكثير من الوقت لتدليل نفسها، ما هو أفضل نظام للجمال والعناية بالوجه الذي يمكن لي وللسيدات مثلي اتباعه؟

أساس البشرة الجميلة والصحية هو أسلوب الحياة الصحي والمتوازن. استعملي مستحضرات الوقاية من الشمس وتناولي الطعام الصحي ولا تفرطي في استعمال الكريمات والمكياج، واحرصي على تنظيف الوجه دوماً في المساء قبل وضع كريم الليل.

  1. هل من الصحي وضع كريم الوجه بعد تقشير الوجه باستخدام براون؟

يعتمد ذلك على نوع الكريم ونوع البشرة. على سبيل المثال، يناسب المرطب السميك البشرة الجافة، بينما تستفيد البشرة الدهنية من جل الترطيب، ولكن للحصول على النتائج المثالية عليك استعمال فرشاة براون لتنظيف الوجه ثم استخدام آلة إزالة الشعر في نهاية اليوم، وبعدها وضع المستحضر الخاص بالعناية. 

  1. هل يمكن أن تسبب آلة براون لإزالة الشعر نمو الشعر أكثر سماكة او خشونة؟

أبداً. لإزالة الشعر بالجهاز مزايا عديدة، منها نزع أقصر وأنعم الشعرات من الجذور، كما أنها أسرع 200 مرة من الملقط اليدوي وأكثر شمولاً في تغطيتها، لتشمل الشعرات الأقصر بواقع 4 مرات مقارنة بالشمع، مما يعني أنه لن يكون عليك الانتظار حتى نمو الشعر كي يصبح مرئياً يمكن إزالته. تدوم فترة النعومة لمدة أطول بكثير (تصل إلى 4 أسابيع) مقارنة بكريمات إزالة الشعر. وأخيراً، يمكنك إزالة الشعر في المنزل أو خارجه، ودون الحاجة إلى تحديد مواعيد في مراكز التجميل.

  1. ما هي المنتجات أو الطريقة التي يجب اتباعها لتنظيف وتقشير الوجه بما أن كليهما يستخدمان نفس الفرشاة؟

فرشاة تنظيف المسامات من براون أفضل ست مرات من التنظيف العادي، وهي تنظّف البشرة بعمق ليسمح لها بامتصاص المستحضرات بكفاءة وسرعة، وبالتالي تتمتع المرأة ببشرة أكثر جمالاً ونضارة.   يمكن استعمال الفرشاة يومياً على الخدين والجبهة والأنف والذقن للحصول على بشرة أكثر نضارة. ضعي الصابون أو جل التنظيف أو الحليب المنظف أو المقشر على البشرة الرطبة. شغلي الفرشاة وابدئي من الجبهة، ثم انتقلي إلى الأنف وبعدها إلى الخدين من كلا الجانبين. خصصي وقتاً أطول للمناطق الدهنية، ويمكن استعمال الفرشاة أيضاً على العنق وأسفله.  يمكن إجراء التقشير باستخدام المنتج المفضّل لديك، وننصح به مرة واحدة فقط في الأسبوع.

  1. هل من الآمن استعمال الفرشاة بعد تسمير البشرة؟

نعم آمن تماماً، فهي ستساعد في تنظيف المسامات من الزيوت والأوساخ التي قد تتراكم على البشرة عند تعرضها للشمس. احرصي على وضع مستحضرات الوقاية من الشمس في كل وقت، وليس فقط عند تسمير البشرة.

  1. هل يمكن استعمال الآلة في مناطق أخرى من الجسم، إلى جانب الوجه؟

من ناحية ميكانيكية، تفيد الآلة عند استخدامها في المناطق الحساسة. ولكننا لا ننصح باستخدامها على أجزاء الجسم المختلفة لأسباب صحية.

 

Dr. Gabriele Stahl Biography:

Born in 1962 in Kassel, Dr. Gabriele Blumenstein-Stahl studied Nutrition Science in Marburg, Indiana and Munich.

She has worked in the health science industry since 1987 and for over ten years has been a part of the Procter & Gamble enterprise. Dr. Blumenstein-Stahl has a wide range of experience throughout the nutrition science sector. She started her career as Technical Brand Manager Beverages in 1991 and then went on to become Section Head Research & Development throughout different branch sections. After returning to Germany from the US in 2007, she became Section Head R&D Hair Care for Wella where she was responsible for leading the franchise team for retail styling brands and leading the development of new styling technology platforms.

In 2010 Dr. Blumenstein-Stahl switched to the department of research and development for beauty and grooming with BRAUN where she now leads the Silk Epil global business maintenance and Front End Innovation projects.

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Aiisha in AL-Sahafa USA!

I had the pleasure of virtually meeting the www.al-sahafa.us Editor-in-chief Ms. Fatina Salaheddine on Twitter, who planned my interview with Rosanna Akhavan. It was a very light and transparent conversation and it felt like I’ve known Rosanna forever!

Its quite detailed and put together in a very lovely way. Read on..

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Thank you Fatina and Rosanna for such a lovely interview!

 

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Candice Accola in I by Aiisha

Since we’ve launched our latest high-end ready-to-wear line I by Aiisha with our first collection “Mirror”, the line has been in high demand. I can promise you that soon it will be in the USA in affordable prices – in comparison to our Couture line – yet maintaining the high quality and in most cases, hand crafting.

Ashanti wore a white beaded number from our collection that was praised by many such as Perez Hilton. Vampire Diaries Candice Accola looked amazing in one of my favorite dresses, a cobalt blue cocktail one, that was featured in the latest issue of Nouveau Magazine

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Candice Accola wears I by Aiisha

Thank you Candice Accola, Style PR and Novue Magazine for a beautiful image.

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Flirt by Aiisha for Iconic: Sorbet Party!

Inspired by a tea party with sorbet icecream and cupcakes, this collection brings a fresh spirit to every woman’s closet. With its cocktails frocks and kaftan chiffon dresses, every woman will find what she loves in it. 

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Flirt by Aiisha for ICONIC – 500 AED

 

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Flirt by Aiisha for ICONIC – 600 AED

 

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Flirt by Aiisha for ICONIC – 575 AED

 

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Flirt by Aiisha for ICONIC – 575 AED

 

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Flirt by Aiisha for ICONIC – 500 AED

 

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Flirt by Aiisha for ICONIC – 500 AED

Flirt by Aiisha for ICONIC - 650 AED

Flirt by Aiisha for ICONIC – 650 AED

Flirt by Aiisha for ICONIC - 450 AED

Flirt by Aiisha for ICONIC – 450 AED

 

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AIISHA launches: I by Aiisha “Mirror”

I finally launched my first ever high-end ready-to-wear line I by Aiisha and little did I know it would take the Middle East by storm! Women are hungry for pieces with class and quality for everyday and I’m giving it to them. After realeasing our I by Aiisha video campaign for our collection titled “Mirror” with celebrities Joelle Mardinian, Asma Lmnawar, Mohamad Abuobeid and Arjan Bajwa, it was time to give Dubai a real taste of my new line.

The story of this line is about women’s individuality and evolution. With simplistic lines, statement colours and structured fit, this line suits women with differing needs, backgrounds and tastes. Specifically, the ‘Mirror’ collection reveals the 2 sides of every story and multitude of characters that each person can embody.

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Our vision for the brand came to life with support from the Infiniti Centre, part of the Arabian Automobiles Co. A powerful, luxurious and classy brand, these same elements are incorporated within our ‘Mirror’ collection. Months of hard work and planning was facilitated with the cutting edge technology of the Blackberry Z10. Wella Koleston crowned the models and Asma Lmnawar’s hair with trendy hair styles reflected in clean lines of perfection. Revlon was a trendsetter painting the models nails with black French manicure on nude base.

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Revlon also touched the models faces and Asma Lmnawar’s with brushes of beauty marking fierce cat eyes on structured nude faces. 5 star catering DISH and Voss water from Norway treated invitees with a refined taste and refreshing water.

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Select invitees received their invitations with a special treat that made their hearts beat so fact! A beautiful La Prairie gift bag!

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Finally, I wish to thank my partners, press & media, family & friends for their amazing support! I couldn’t have done it without you.

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Grazia Awards Nominations

Its time of the year where fans nominate their favorite designers and boutiques for the Grazia Style Awards. If you have a minute, please nominate me Aiisha Ramadan in the “Best Regional Designer” section and Frost boutique for the “Best Boutique

 http://www.ahlanlive.com/grazia-style-awards-2013/categories

Thank you always!

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WHITE by Aiisha for Frost Bridal 2013 in store!

After the success of our first bridal collection for Frost, we decided to pleasantly surprise our clientele with a collection that is set to redefine the parameters of white elegance. Aiisha’s White for Frost 2013 bridal collection bridges the intricacy of couture with the understated glamour of ready to wear.
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This ready to wear collection, which is more relevant to our Couture style using extensive amounts of Italian tulle, silk and French lace is set to appeal to a true modern yet timeless bride. Sleeves and beaded lace with an antique style hand beading are the main elements reflected in this collection that marks the return of “less is more”. Less skin to show will only make the bride appear more gorgeous than even through our designs that were inspired by the authenticity and of iconic bridal dresses across the history of bridal couture. Dramatic trains are the focal point of our signature pieces. Adorned with Swarovski Elements, some have the lace speak a fairy tale for its viewers.
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Our collection is sold exclusively at FROST Boutique, which is on the 1st Floor of the Palm Strip Center, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai – UAE. Moreover, we continue to offer our bespoke service for the bride that wants a customized detail on her big day.
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Flirt by Aiisha for ICONIC – 2nd Collection out!!

The arrival of winter beckons ladies everywhere to dress up and step out in style and where better to start shopping than at ICONIC as it launches Aiisha Ramadan’s winter ‘Flirt by Aiisha Ramadan’ capsule collection. This is Aiisha’s 2nd collection for ICONIC and its offering the season’s latest trends, the collection exudes a metallic rock chic attitude that will send temperatures soaring!  And with a striking shift from fuchsia pinks and mint greens to metallic blues, blacks, silver and gold, every outfit takes fashion to the next level.

Moving further into the season, roman cut dresses let you re-live the time when the great Julius Ceaser ruled, while metal spike studded maxis will let every woman embark on a journey to live her romantic version of rock metal. But don’t forget to make some space in your wardrobe for one of this season’s must- have’s — Lace, perfect for every occasion!

Available in stores from now onwards, the capsule collection features 8 exquisite pieces priced from AED 500 and above.  So, be ICONIC this season and don’t forget to get flirty with Aiisha Ramadan!

At the moment, ICONIC stores are available in many locations locations across the UAE and KSA but Aiisha’s collection is available in the below list. From spring 2013, there will be 23 stores across the GCC:

a. UAE :

  • Dubai Mall – Dubai
  • Al Wahda Mall – Abu Dhabi
  • Marina Mall – Dubai
  • Al Ain Mall – Al Ain
  • Sahara Center – Sharjah

b. KSA :
- Riyadh

  • Gallery Mall
  • Sahara Centre
  • Al Qasar Mall
  • Garden Mall
  • Rimal Center
  • Abha (Oasis)

-Damam

  • Mall of Dhahran
  • Al Shatie Mall
  • Othaim Mall, Hofuf

-Jeddah

  • Dome
  • Haifa Mall
  • Makkah Mall
  • Al Noor Mall
  • Rasheed Mall
  • Dome
  • Central Park

c. Kuwait :

  • Avenues Mall
Check out my interview with MBC TV on Sabah Alkheir Ya Arab with a mini fashion show and models showcasing this collection:

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FLIRT by Aiisha for ICONIC

A very cool line by AIISHA has just launched across 18 stores in the GCC, FLIRT by Aiisha for ICONIC!

The brand AIISHA has always been recognized for high-end couture, where over the past fashion seasons hit designs emerged. FLIRT by AIISHA for ICONIC is a ready-to-wear collection born to capture the spontaneity and elegance of the designs. The first collection launched displays AIISHA’s best sellers in a variety of vivid colors to refresh every woman’s closet. Its comfortable yet feels like a custom-made one for every woman to flirt with her dresses. The collection is available in seven key styles in fabrics such as chiffon, satin and silk, capturing the summer’s trends with maxi dresses, kaftans and also an LBD with a twist.

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FLIRT by Aiisha for ICONIC

FLIRT by Aiisha for ICONIC

FLIRT by Aiisha for ICONIC

Its our first ever ready-to-wear line and this collection specifically retails at very affordable rates starting from 295 Dhs and ending at just 500 Dhs.

La Moda Dubai said it best: Summer dressing not up your alley? Then don’t ditch your dreams of donning Aiisha Ramadan creations just yet. We heard the designer is cooking up a much-bigger Autumn/Winter 2012 collection exclusively for ICONIC!

YES! The Autumn/Winter 2012 collection is to die for!

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Aiisha arrives at VALLEYDEZ

You can now shop for Aiisha high end pret-a-porter pieces in Wafi Center at VALLEYDEZ.

VALLEYDEZ specializes in hand picked designer clothes from all around the world and that might not be available in other places in the Middle East. This funky boutique is colorful and is like its name, The Valley of Designers.

Enjoy your shopping!

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