Monday, November 24, 2014


If you dream of a perfect pert bottom then you need to try these exercises, either at home or in the gym.


This single leg glute bridge directly targets your bottom muscles but seriously tightens abs too. Lie on your back with legs bent, your left foot flat on the floor and the right raised. This is your start position. Push through the heel of your left foot and lift your hips and bum up as high as you can. Pause for two or three seconds before lowering your bottom back to the floor. Repeat for 12 reps on each leg.


These reverse lunges target cellulite by giving your circulation a serious boost.
From a standing position, bring your left knee up as high as you can in front of you.
    Lunge backwards with the same leg, maintaining good posture by keeping your shoulders back and your head up. Return to the start position and repeat for 12 reps, before swapping legs.


Step ups focus on your glutes to create a fab bum while getting your blood flowing.
Using a step high enough to create a challenge, place one foot on it and push up to lift your body. Your other leg should stay off the step, slightly raised off the ground.
    Put all your weight on the leg pushing your weight up. As you slowly come down squeeze your glute muscles, then gently place your other leg on the ground.
    Repeat this exercise for 12 reps, before swapping legs.


By slowly extending your legs your muscles tighten, which leads to an overall tighter bum.
Stand upright and slowly extend your leg behind your body.

    Remember to squeeze your glutes while in motion to take full advantage of your workout.
    Bring your leg down to the start position and repeat for three sets of 15 repetitions
    Switch legs and repeat on the opposite side.


Shortly after high school, Zuhair Murad moved from Beirut to Paris where he obtained his degree in fashion. 

In 1999 Zuhair Murad made his first appearance on the catwalks of Rome with an acclaimed collection that led to his participation in the Italian calendar.

 In 1995, Zuhair Murad opened his third head shop in Beirut. His extensive lines encompass haute coutureready-to-wearaccessories and eyewear

Plans to expand the fashion line are underway to include beauty productsperfumesswimwear and lingerie as well as furnishings

Two boutiques (including showrooms) have been opened. The first in Beirut on Charles Helou Avenue and the second on rue Francois I in Paris

He also has a showroom in Milan on rue Borgogna. 

He also designed Miss France's dress Chloé Mortaud for Miss Universe 2009 and 5 dresses for the final of Miss France 2010. 

Florence Welch was last seen wearing one of his creations during the Brits awards. 

His dress was silver silk with gold and silver beaded designs.

Princess al-Taweel of Saudi Arabia wore his creation when she attended the wedding of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Blake Lively was also wearing a Zuhair Murad dress from his Spring 2012 Couture collection at the worldwide premier of her new movie "SAVAGES" at Westwood Village.

Marion CotillardTaylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Ivana TrumpCheryl Fernandez-VersiniBeyoncé KnowlesJennifer LopezKellie PicklerShakiraKaty PerryChristina Applegate,Vanessa Williams, Ana Ortiz, and many more have been seen wearing his dresses. 

He has also dressed the likes of Najwa Karam, in her video clips, "Lashhad Hobbak" and "MaFi Noum."

Miley Cyrus was seen wearing one of his creations at the Academy Awards.

Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Lopez wore his creations at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards

Nina DobrevChristina AguileraWanda Sykes, and singer Jewel were seen wearing Zuhair Murad dresses at the 2010 Emmy Awards.

 Kerry Washington wore one of his gowns at the2011 Emmy Awards. Cheryl Cole wore one of his designs on The X Factor.  Fergie has аlso worn his designs.

 Kristen Stewart wore a Zuhair Murad dress at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival for a screening of her 2012 film On the Road and also at the premiere in Los Angeles of her film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 


The Pronovias Group is a Spanish organization that was formed in 1964, with its headquarters in Barcelona and subsidiaries in four other countries, including the United States. 

Unlike most wedding designers, this is a family owned international organization of more than 700 employees and 150 stores around the world. 

This company loves using a mixture of silk and lace most of the time, and it works wonderfully, whether the dresses are strapless or not. 

Even those dresses with corset style bodices seemed like they would be comfortable for any bride to wear, and the mixture of either mermaid or princess style silhouettes were all very feminine and magnificently presented. 

Some of the mermaid silhouettes flared from the waist, while others flared from the hips; both styles worked great.

Every single wedding dress displayed sexuality, and would make it difficult to take your eyes away from the bride.

Luxurious to a fault, one can see many traditional Spanish touches in them, which isn't totally surprising.


We don’t always have time to visit the nail salon and sometimes we are just strapped for cash and could have the money spent on pampering ourselves go towards more vital needs, such as food, gas, etc. When it comes down to this, we need some help in the do-it-yourself nail polish department since we all know that over half the time the results of our doing our own nails means chips, smudges and other such mistakes that can cost us quite a bit. We often have to remove it all and try again from scratch, from the base to the top. When these mishaps do occur though, instead of taking the longer route, you may be able to use some of these DIY manicure tips and tricks to fix up the blunder made and have your nails looking perfectly savvy when you walk out that door.

Chipped Polish

According to Michelle Saunders, manicurist for Essie, if you begin to see slight chipping at the ends of the nail, take out a buffer, smooth it out, add a ridge filling base coat, a layer of color, and then another topcoat. This will not only cover up the chips but will ensure the lacquer lasts for another week at the least.
On the other hand, if you are using sparkly nail polish, Jin Soon Choi, who is a fashion manicurist and founder of JINsoon Nails, says you can’t go wrong as the polish in itself will work as a camouflage agent, wherein you can fix the chip by also adding some nail art in the form of lines or sponge art. If you have larger nicks that you need to fix up, however, just take the color and dab it over the damaged region. Make sure you do not smooth it all over the nail, as this will only amplify the look of the chip according to Deborah Lippmann. 

Nail Breaks
Nail breaks are a terrible problem and fixing them is not so easy. You can, however, make a sort of nail Band-Aid using a small corner of a tea bag placed on the crack and then carefully dotting with glue so that it sticks back together. This will be like a cast for the nail and the texture can be smoothed down with a buffer according to Katie Jane Hughes. 

Sheet Marks
Often we don’t have time to change our polish other than before going to bed and we may wake up with sheet marks on them. To beat the damage, add ridge filler on top, another coat of the lacquer nail color and a thin topcoat to prevent any further damage and smooth out the existing look

Polish on Skin
When you have gotten polish on the skin, use a thin angled eyeliner brush that you have dipped in the remover, or even an orange wood stick, sans the cotton that is prone to leaving fuzz behind, according to Choi. This may be a problem you run into quite a few times while working on those nails. 

Saunders believes that after every manicure, one should wipe any smudges off the cuticles by using cuticle oil, creating a slick barrier over the polish that’s still wet. Also, a touch of acetone nail polish remover should come in handy, cleaning out the smudges of color that are still wet on your fingers.

Layer Mishaps
We normally would not use acetone on the nail unless we want to remove the whole of the manicure job on the finger, but you actually can just skim through the top layer, leaving the bottom layers untouched. Just make sure you don’t put on too much pressure, says Hughes, as that would mean more problems for you. Also, do work quickly before it dries out fully.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Rita Ora makes a bold statement in her yellow Zac Posen gown.

Kendall Jenner flaunted lots of skin in this ultra sheer Yigal Azrouël number.

Kate Beckinsale. The ageless actress is white-hot in this slinky Kaufmanfranco dress.

Fergie makes her way down the carpet in a sexy, high-slight Halston Heritage gown with gladiator-style sandals.

Julianne Hough shows some serious leg in this bright coral Zuhair Murad dress.

Kylie Jenner, All burgundy everything! Kylie paired her sultry Alexandre Vauthier gown with a matching lipstick and nail polish. 

Jennifer Lopez shows off her killer abs in this skin-baring Reem Acra number that she pairs with sparkling Christian Louboutin pumps.

Nick Jonas.While the singer looks super hot in his Armani suit, we prefer him with his clothes off!

Elizabeth Banks Mockingjay star makes an AMAs appearance in this flirty mixed-print mini.

The singer Taylor Schilling gets trendy in this one-shoulder monochromemini. 

The rapper Nicki Minaj maintained her toned down style streak in this LBD by Alexander Wang, which she pairs with Manolo Blahnik pumps