Ever since I started doing photoshoots for my blogs, I’ve always dreamt about the day I would feature in a magazine… Yesterday was such a special day for me coz it was “my dream come true day” when my photograph started hitting the magazine rack💃💃! With giggly excitement, I looked at the July edition of Saffron – the society insider which is a fortnightly lifestyle magazine published in Dubai and is a sister publication of Filmfare and Femina Middle East. I was jumping in happiness barely able to believe my eyes that yes I am featured in their magazine(a small pic in the cover page too😛😛). Incredibly grateful to the whole team behind it to get me featured for my first ever photoshoot as a model for a beauty store named “Exquisite”.
You guys might be wondering how did they find out about me? Well, I’m absolutely honoured to Mr Vynathea, the founder of a reputed PR consulting firm in Dubai named Leisure Al A Mode to have suggested me as the model for the Cinderalla campaign. And I am extremely grateful to Saffron magazine team and Exquisite store team to have chosen me to be a part of it. And many thanks to the team of creatives who have helped to make it happen.
Now if I have to talk about my experience with Exquisite store, I would without doubt tell you that it is one of the best beauty stores to visit if you want to stock up on multi brands of cosmetics and other beauty products and exotic fragrances without breaking your budget. The store is widely spread all across UAE with over 20 outlets. You girls make a visit to any of their store to get all your beauty needs under one roof. And all the makeup products used were of “Flormar cosmetics” which is owned by the French group Yves Rocher and is a very reputed cosmetic brand with more than 650 retail outlets spread worldwide.
I am happy with my first attempt for a magazine shoot but I did struggle for the shoot as I was so down with viral fever and had no idea on what to expect. Somehow the makeup artist there Ms Jacquelyn did wonders on my face with her magical hands(I would rather call her makeup magician😛). I’m sure you guys would agree to this fact as she really gave me such a stunning look! She gave me mesmerising eyes with doll like lashes with an amazing cut crease, my eyebrows were arched and well defined,my base was flawless with soft conturing and dash of colour on my cheeks and she completed the look with a pinky nude shade for my lips. Over all the look was fierce and soft and completely out of this world.
Before I forget to tell about my hair style in the second look, yes that beautiful hairstyle was done by my favourite and the most sweetest hair stylist Christina Thuli who owns a beauty salon named Lordz and Ladies located at New gold souk building Mankhool, Dubai . And for those of you who are literally bored with my natural curls here you go- She backcombed my hair to give me an updo hairstyle by making a neat and beautiful bun. I think it looks professional, sleek, sophisticated, and elegant, yeah?
Well both these artists worked on me giving me an amazing hair and makeup and together we all worked at getting a classic wardrobe right for the shoot. Not to mention, as the pictures are the proof that the outfit is designed so elegantly.
I have added here some behind the scene videos and pictures before the actual shoot happened. Well excuse the clarity of video and pics as those are shot in my Iphone.
Location – Exquisite beauty store, Barsha Mall
Makeup Artist– Jacquelyn (Exquisite team)
Photographer – Sarfaraz Ali (Saffron team Follow his instagram page @polymoronic)
Hairstylist– Christina Thuli (Lordz and Ladies beauty saloon.
Shoes – Alexandre Birman
Wardrobe courtesy – Ankriya Couture
Outdoor photoshoot by- Shiju
Videographer- It was a selfie video by myself😛.
Special thanks to –
Prathna Adnani(Managing Director of Exquisite store)
Althea Kaushal and Nupur Jaisinghani(Editors of Saffron- the society insider)