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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Fashion & Lifestyle - page 13

Thank you Fatina and Rosanna for such a lovely interview!

 

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Raya Abirached wears I by Aiisha at the AGT!

Its no surprise that I love dressing Raya Abirached and she loves to wear AIISHA. It was also beautiful to see her in one of my cocktail numbers from the I by Aiisha “Mirror” collection we launch showcased last April. Raya accessorized the look with Azza Fahmi jewelry, which I thought was very beautiful and gave the look a fierce effect.

Raya Abirached wears I by Aiisha

Raya Abirached wears I by Aiisha

Raya Abirached behind the scenes in I by Aiisha

Raya Abirached behind the scenes in I by Aiisha

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This lady looks beautiful in anything she wears simply because of her character and pure beauty. She’s got a skin complexion that works with a lot of colors and textures and ultimately makes it more fun to dress her.

I love you Raya!

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Christina Aguilera wears AIISHA

Christina Aguilera always looks gorgeous, but she exceptionally looked fantastic in the promo of The Voice wearing an I by Aiisha hand-beaded cocktail dress!

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There are many powerful voices out there, but Xtina is one that has captured millions of hearts around the world. The Voice returned with its new season on the 23rd of September 2013 on NBC. Judges include Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Gee Lo Green and Blake Shelton.

A big thanks for Christina Aguilera and Antonio Esteban.

Christina Aguilera in Aiisha

Photos are copyright of NBC – The Voice 2013

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Mika Newton in AIISHA at the Grammy Awards 2013!

“For the Grammy Awards, most celebrities opted for flashy and statement pieces while Ukrainian pop artist Mika Newton opted for beautiful!”, that was one of many comments from the many press putting Mika on the “Best Dressed” list and even “Sexiest stars of the night” wearing an AIISHA custom-made Couture lace gown.

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The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

This is Mika’s second “White” look wearing AIISHA after last years Golden Globes sensational look. The thing about “white” is that its best worn on red carpets and events where you don’t have to worry about competing with a bride. It also suits all skin tones, with the right makeup and accessories, or else most women wouldn’t wear white gowns on their wedding dresses!

 

Mika Newton wears Aiisha

 

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Copyright New York Times

You can keep up with Mika’s latest news on Twitter @MikaNewton

 

Thank you Mika for choosing Aiisha!

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Anne-Solenne Hatte wears AIISHA

The beautiful French-Vietnamese actress Anne-Solenne Hatte was a grace to meet the last time I was in Paris for the Paris Fashion Week. She is kind, charismatic and genuinely beautiful. Above all, I adore her body type as she represents perfection with her real-woman slim yet rounded figure.

Anne-Solenne Hatte & Aiisha Ramadan

She has recently starred in a video clip of a song called Pauline by French singer Mat. In this video clip, she wore a beautiful AIISHA dress. Watching this video was like seeing my design from sketch to fantasy embedding all the beautiful details that I dreamt of while designing this piece and summarizing those moments by a vision that only Anne-Solenne can show to the world as she sways on the French coast.

Anne-Solenne Hatte wears AIISHA

Anne-Solenne Hatte wears AIISHA

Anne-Solenne Hatte wears AIISHA

Anne-Solenne Hatte wears AIISHA

Anne-Solenne Hatte starred in a few hit movies such as Ocean’s Twelve and Lockout. She also appears in several ads for leading brands such as Cartier and Levis.

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Love you Anne-Solenne and thank you for choosing AIISHA!

 

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Kristina Anapau wears AIISHA

Kristina Anapau wears AIISHA – Courtesy of Stndrd Magazine

Magical is the word I said when I saw this photo of actress and ballet dancer Kristina Anapau. Magical is the same word I said when I watched “Black Swan” where Kristina starred opposite Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Winona Ryder. She also stars in True Blood in addition to few movies down the line.

I have a unique fascination with ballet dancers. They move my soul. They touch my deepest emotions and although I never laugh watching them, I always feel enriched.

Stndrd Magazine feature Kristina in their June 2012 issue in an article about true elegance and Audrey Hepburn where Kristina wore an AIISHA champaign dress and looked.. Magical!

Thank you Stndrd Magazine and Kristina!

 

 

 

 

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Elie Saab – Paris Fashion Week 2012

Better late than never.. I’d like to share with you my experience in photographs from my 2nd visit to an Elie Saab Couture fashion show during the Paris Fashion Week in January 2012 at the Grand Palais, which was followed by dinner at his mansion in Paris.

The collection was as usualy beautiful with some really interesting celebrities that I happened to meet. Below are some of the dresses that I personally like (courtesy of Style.com):

At the Elie Saab fashion show, I saw Bérénice Bejo and I knew that she’ll wear one of his dresses during the Oscars – and she did.

Following the beautiful fashion show, we partied a little with the stars at Elie Saab’s apartment in Paris where celebrities like Haifa Wehbe, Elissa and Dita Von Teese were present.

Aiisha Ramadan and Elie Saab

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Aiisha Ramadan and Elie Saab

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Chantal Thomass and Aiisha Ramadan

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Haifa Wehbe and Aiisha Ramadan

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Dita Von Teese and Aiisha Ramadan

I always look forward to this experience every year. Elie Saab is the king of Couture and makes me proud every day.

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Chelsie Hightower wears AIISHA

ABC’s Dancing With The Stars gorgeous Chelsie Hightower was spotted in an AIISHA black pearl Couture dress on the red carpet at “The Avengers” Premiere. I love how Chelsie makes black so sexy with his skin complexion and haircolor and how she makes such a simple silhoutte look so original. Take a good look at those legs!

Chelsie Hightower in AIISHA

 

Thank you Chelsie! You look fantastic.

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Valentine’s Day Premiere Screening

Valentine's Day Poster

Valentine's Day Poster

I don’t usually write about events I attend, but the fact that Olay and Warner Brothers invited us to the first screening of the movie Valentine’s Day, just few days before the famous occasion is  pretty exciting on its own. The movie was from the same spirit of Love Actually, and have a star studded line-up of Hollywood actors and actresses, of which, my very favorite Julia Roberts and her very short – yet moving role.

Its a nice movie, made me laugh several times. Watch it when you just want to relax.

On the red carpet, Olay Regenerist Micro-Scultpting Cream team greeted us with a skin analysis – which revealed pretty interesting information for me, samples and a whole load of fashionistas.

The thing about aging creams is that you don’t need to wait till you age for you to try to reconstruct the damage. In fact, attack aging before it attacks you. In other words, delay it.

So thanks Olay!

Oh! and Happy Valentine’s Day…

Olay Regenerist is in stores, the movie opens this weekend.

Hellwafashion.com was at the event, and she had it covered in pictures.

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