First up, some of the best beauty news weâve heard in ages: Top US make-up brand Laura Mercier Cosmetics is arriving at Bloomingdaleâs Dubai from September.
Known for her hand-working yet luxurious products, Mercierâs range has won awards for its tinted moisturiser (Dh178) while I can personally testify that the Secret Camouflage Concealer (Dh118) is a must for anyone with something to cover up. The case contains two shades for a perfect match, and the concealer finds that magic balance: creamy enough to blend but dry enough to last all day.
Her lovely bath and body range and fragrances will also be stocked, while the make-up collection for autumn-winter, âCinema Noirâ, is inspired by old Hollywood and includes seven new limited edition products. The range will be in the Beauty Department on the Ground Floor of Bloomingdaleâs-Dubai, The Dubai Mall in September.
Thereâs also hair news, with the launch of Molton Brownâs Targeted Formula haircare collection on September 10. There are 11 items in the range (five pairs of shampoo and conditioners, plus a deep-treatment mask) using plant extracts to treat hair issues from flat, lacklustre hair to chemically-coloured or over heat-styled. Plus, these bottles are so pretty. Available at Molton Brown, Dubai Mall.
Meanwhile Septemberâs GlamBox will include an all-natural face mask by Herbline Essentials, a Dubai-based ayurvedic range. The Papaya Face Mask is suited to all skin types and is one of the items in the GlamBox, a monthly delivery of new beauty product samples. Subscription is Dh50 a month. Visit glambox.me, where you can also buy just the mask for Dh104.
On to nail news, and if youâre in Arabian Ranches or Motor City, check out the new Nail Spa at the Golf Club there. Theyâve got the chainâs great service, and new business-class-airline style seats. Call 04-4522262. Still on nails, if you havenât done a Ciate caviar manicure, donât forget youâve only got until the end of August to get a professional to apply it at Sisters Lounges. Or do your own look with brights from CNDâs summer colour range, Dh22 each, at spas and salons.