Beauty Editor Samantha Hamilton-Rushforth on what’s trending in the spa, skin and strong lip camp this week…

Q.) I know everyone raves about the Clarisonic device but I find it’s a little tough on my skin, is there a more gentle gadget I can use?

A.) There are plenty on the market at the moment so if you would prefer a facial scrubber that’s a little less intense I would suggest the Bliss ‘Pore’ fector. Designed for younger and more sensitive skin types it uses lower-level vibrations to massage treatments and moisturisers onto the skin’s surface, which is much more effective than using your fingers. Use it twice a week at most and pair with a mild toner to rid your pores of dirt, oil and any impurities.

 ‘Pore’ fector Dhs900 Bliss at

‘Pore’ fector Dhs900 Bliss at


Q.) I have such a phobia of wearing bright colours on my lips but as the party season approaches I’d love to switch up my look, how do I start?

A.) You need my bold lip bootcamp. The first lesson? Start small and work your way up. Test the water with one of Sephora’s new Kiss Balm’s that offer a hint of colour with a lot of moisture. Dab the colour into the centre of your mouth and see how you feel, if you’re comfortable, add one more coat and blend the shade with your finger out to the edges of the lips. Start with a stain and slowly add more colour until you’ve got the shade you’re looking for.

Beauty Q&A, Sephora Kiss Balm

Kiss Balm in Strawberry Fizz Dhs45 Sephora


Q.) I’d love to go on a spa date with my friends this weekend but my budget for the whole day is Dhs800, is it a lost cause?

A.)  Grab your mates and book in a session at B/Attitude Spa at The Grosvenor House, they have some fab services and are running a limited edition Spa Escape Package, which includes a 60-minute massage of your choice, use of pool, steam and sauna for the day and enjoy a three-course lunch at Siddhartha Lounge right next door all for Dhs500, so you can spend that extra money on shoes. Enjoy!



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Main image: Kiss and Blush