Casual Sundays…

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I don’t know about you but my favourite days are definitely Sundays… It’s a day for yourself, for your family and to just relax. I spent my last Sunday walking and running some errands. The beauty in nature is so calming and relaxing. For me walking is like a combination victory for me, I get a nice workout while enjoying the outdoors. I always dress casual on Sundays, easy for anything and everything.

Wearing my Nikes, MNG jeans, Promiss Grey Sweater, my trustee snapback, H&M bag and Barbour jacket with my fav Luxuria Nude Pink lipstick for the perfect effortless sporty day.

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How did you spend your Sunday?

Love,

H

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Lipsticks back IN….

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We know you have been waiting SO long for this and now we have FINALLY delivered. We are so excited to tell you that all our LIPSTICKS are back in stock! So many of you asked and asked and we finally can deliver.. Our Creme Lipsticks are not only moisturizing but perfect for all occasions, we have all the colours you need. Smooth and soft texture with rich and glowing colors. This lipstick makes lips appear fuller. Colors are long lasting and will not fade, it’s got staying power. Contains antioxidants to soften and protect your gorgeous smiles! Applies smoothly and comfortably. When you finally get your perfect LUXURIA lips please share it with us on social media with #luxuriacosmetics. Get it now! 

Diana Danielle loves our colours and is sporting our Nude Pink in our latest photoshoot.

Love,

Harveen & Diana

Oriental Love…

Hey Beauties,

February has always been our favourite month of the year, and for obvious reasons too! It’s the month of being hopeless romantics and celebrating love and togetherness with our respective families and that’s our take on Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year. To commemorate these two celebrations this month, we at Luxuria Cosmetics had an amazing photoshoot (made possible  by our tres magnifique team! Thanks guys!) and we are so excited to share with you our Oriental themed fashion shoot and we certainly hope you enjoy these beautiful pictures.

We would like to wish you all Happy Chinese New Year and stay flawless!

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Our beautiful co-founder: Diana Danielle

The Oriental theme is inspired by the Chinese culture, known to celebrate opulence and intricacy in terms of fashion. We had the privilege to work with Max Mak, a celebrated designer who channeled these looks beautifully.

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Red has always been THE colour of Chinese New Year and there is no reason why you should not include this majestic colour in your closet. In the Chinese tradition, this bold colour brings luck and good fortune which is why most of the Chinese New Year decorations are in this color.  Red is also the colour in Chinese weddings, representing good luck, joy and happiness, thus, it should be your colour of choice. With all these good vibes coming to you by wearing red, don’t be surprised if you receive a pair of red-soled Louboutins in the near future, ladies!

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Our beautiful Luxuria girl: Iman Mohamed Osman

Besides the color red, yellow and gold are also the colors that we often see during the Chinese New Year celebrations. The Chinese saying, Yellow generates Yin and Yang, implies that yellow is the center of everything. Yellow symbolizes neutrality and good luck and is sometimes paired with red in place of gold.

It  also represents freedom from worldly cares and is thus esteemed in Buddhism as seen where Monks’ garments are yellow, as are elements of Buddhist temples.

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And of course, no celebration is complete without flowers! Flowers have recurrent presence in our photos as it is in tandem with our Oriental theme. We love pairing themes from different extremes together, pairing bold colors with dainty pretty flowers. A metaphor we would like our readers to understand as being a woman, with the concept of Yin and Yang, it is important to face the world as independent, poignant, opinionated and strong but we must never forget to enhance the femine qualities we already posses as a woman such as being sensual, soft-spoken and of course all that while having our make up on point!

All fashion looks styled by Max Mak (@maxmak7288). We’ll be interviewing Max Mak on his inpisration next week for the blog so stay tuned!

MaxMak is a Malaysian fashion designer and stylist and clearly is very talented.

Photographed by Marcus by Blink Studio.

Makeup and Hair by Cherina Othman.

Content edited by Melle Marley.

We hope you enjoyed these pictures as much as we enjoyed making them. What do you think about this?

Love,

Luxuria

The truth about Metabolism…

Hey lovelies,

Today’s post is simple, it is basically just to tell you to not go on crazy fad diets. The reason you should not go on those in-trend diets is basically that it ruins your metabolism. Crash dieting or detoxing at any real extreme affects your metabolism greatly.

For example, in a study conducted at Rockefeller University by world-renowned obesity researcher Dr. Rudolph Leibel, the metabolisms of individuals who had lost weight via long-term chronic dieting and/or various “crash dieting” techniques were compared to those of individuals who have typically maintained a normal weight.

As expected, the metabolisms of those in the the “dieter” group were 25% lower than those who had not gained or lost significant weight in the past.  Even more, the dieter group had accrued so much damage to their metabolism over the years that their now battered metabolic rates were slower than those of normal-weight individuals two-thirds their size!

If you are looking at getting healthy or losing some weight- the right way to do it is to ease into reducing portions or starting the day with warm water and lemon for the right kind of detox.  Juicing, fasting, cutting out carbs or proteins, drinking detox tea 10 times a day, all this doesn’t actually help you in the long run.

Do not get sucked into crazy diets- ease into it and choose healthier options and definitely EXERCISE!

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What are your tips and tricks?

Love,

H

15 IG accounts to follow for Inspiration…

Hey lovelies,

I don’t know about all of you but I absolutely love Instagram and use it a lot for inspiration of all kinds- from home decor to make up styles. From my recent Instagram binge- I have found many amazing accounts . For all you out that love interior design or looking at changing the look of your house, you must follow the accounts below for ideas!

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These accounts have been very inspiring for me. I hope they will help inspire you too!

Love,

H

 

Love is a Verb

Love is a Verb,

Happy Valentine’s! Everyday should be Valentine’s not just ONE day. We should always appreciate our loved ones, if it is our boyfriends/ girlfriends, hubbys/ wifeys, friends, family or even strangers. Of course, it sounds weird to say strangers in this context but we urge you to get out of the notions and stereotypes of this holiday and actually appreciate the ones we are with. Whether at work or at a coffeeshop, be kind, be open and let people into your lives. You might just be surprised with what you encounter. This is why it does not matter whether you have a ‘Valentine’ because your Valentine can be anyone in your life or someone you just met. Think about it. It’s actually pretty simple. Why make ourselves unhappy and miserable? If we step out of our comfort zones, we will be amazed of what it may lead us to. Love is all around and we need to start spreading love. The world needs love more than ever now, we have so many things going on 24/7- we need to start owning love and showing people that love is all we need. We need to take action and make things happen for ourselves, we cannot just expect things to fall into place. Without action and dedication, long lasting love and happiness is a far fetched dream. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there, to let down your guard and experience new emotions.

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We cannot forget that it is also Chinese New Year- Happy Chinese New Year to everyone! Whether or not you are celebrating, we should rejoice in the celebrations. The year of the Sheep, a festival for families to come together and celebrate a new year. If you do not know much about the Lunar New Year festivities, I strongly recommend looking within your city or township and joining in the festivities or visiting friends who are celebrating. It is an amazing experience to be part of the dragon dances, the drums, the lights and the colours of this festival.

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Some Relationship Rules that we try to live by:

#1 Love honestly and openly

#2 Never go to bed mad

#3 Give everything you got- 100%

#4 Drop the barrier and let your loved ones in

#5 Be understanding- Forgive!

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Love,

Diana & Harveen

Last Minute Valentine’s Gift Ideas.. For him & For her

Some ideas for all your last minute shopper, its easy and its not too extravagant.

For her:

Dainty jewelry- silver or gold (whichever she wears more often)

This is an easy one for you guys, buy a plain chain if you are unsure and if you are more confident buy something you know she will adore.

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body candles etc

Flowers, a Card and Chocolates

Make sure to get her favorite flowers and chocolate 🙂

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Lipstick or Lipgloss- Choose a color you think will look good on her!

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Suprise him/ her with tickets to a sports game/ comedy show/ musical/ concert. Anything you know your loved one will love and you both get to enjoy being in each others’ company, on a great date. tickets

Cook for your loved ones. Set up a romantic evening and show them your skills 🙂

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A spa treatment

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For Him

Some bling for him: like a watch, perhaps…

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Shaving Kits – will always come in handy and great for travelling!

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iTUNES gift card for those who can buy any apps or albums they need- they’ll love you for the choice they get!

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Happy Shopping!

Love,

L

Gwyneth Paltrow on staying close to Chris

Gwyneth PaltrowA new life in LA, a new relationship, a new career… why Gwyneth Paltrow is embracing the future while keeping Chris Martin close to her heart.

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