Everlasting Brows – The eyebrow game is changing!

Imagine waking up with perfectly filled and shaped, full, natural looking brows. Sounds like a dream right? Well it is very much a reality thanks to the amazing microblading technique for semi-permanent make-up application. Using the slimmest blade, the most realistic hair-like stokes are etched onto the brow, alongside your natural hairs, so that the results are completely undetectable! Just look at some of these before and after photos!

The results last for up to 2 years, the whole procedure takes just 90 minutes, and there is almost no down time for recovery. You walk out of the studio, looking amazing! It also works to cover scars in eyebrows where hair won’t grow, or to add hairs to extend the inner point of arch and tail of the brow. The possibilities are endless.

Whatever your dream eyebrow shape and thickness, it is now achievable with Everlasting Brows by Dee & Dal!

For all the information you need including pricing and booking info, click here. Or fill out this form and we’ll get back to you asap.

Toodles for now!

Dal xx

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My first ever D.I.Y. layered haircut!

So me and my friend Leah were discussing haircuts last night. She had just been to the salon to have her hair trimmed straight and it looked lovely. I was mentioning my boredom of my hair – it’s so long now, and kind of lifeless. Leah suggested I get choppy layers cut in – what a good idea! Eurgh, but making an appointment at the salon and having my curly hair washed and fussed with – I didn’t wanna!

Leah said she had seen someone having their hair cut IN the salon by having it all scraped to the top of their head and snipped off in one straight line. This reminded me of a haircut I had once had in Egypt as a child when they did the same thing. I think they actually braided my hair straight up and snipped the end off!

Now me and Dee have been dying and trimming each others hair for as long as I can remember. Her current ombre hair colour and short cut are courtesy of moi! But we’ve never mastered the layering, or cutting of our own hair. 

After a spot of googling and youtubing I found hundreds of videos explaining how to cut layers into your own hair and it looked easy! What better way to spend the afternoon than hacking your own hair off?? There’s something strangely satisfying about it!

I scraped all my hair onto the top of my head and thought – wait – I should really picture document this! So here it is, my picture documentation of my first ever, very own layered hair cut!

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I have to say I’m super happy with the results. It’s SO easy to do as well and the positioning of the ponytail relative to the gradient of the layers (the closer to the front the more dramatic the gradient) is good to know! The length is hardly changed and it has some oomf to it now. It’ll look super cool when I leave it curly and it’s all shapely now instead of blocky.

You can find hundreds of videos on how to do this – but the basics are covered in my illustration above. Try it, don’t try it, it’s totally up to you (i.e. not my fault if you mess up your hair!), just thought I’d share with ya’all.

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Before (left) and after!

 

Toodles for now!

Dal xx

Our brushes are heeeeeeeeeere!

We’re so excited today! Our Real Techniques brushes arrived from the UK and we fiiiiiiiinally get to play with them! I’m not gonna lie, it was a total mission getting them here. Our wonderful friend Safi had to order them on boots.com to deliver to her home, then her poor big bro had to pack them in his things and haul them to the airport (I can’t imagine what he had to say to customs as to why he was carrying 30 make-up brushes!), onto his flight to DXB and finally to his family home, where we scooped them up and are super excited to try them out (as demonstrated by Dee’s face here)…

Real Techniques brushes are the brain child of UK make-up artist and blogger Samantha Chapman. Sam and her sister Nicky make up the duo known as Pixiwoo. We absolutely love them and have been watching their blogs for years. So when we heard that Sam had designed a range of brushes, with fully synthetic hair, we knew we had to have them! There’s a big debate amongst the pro world about whether animal hair brushes are better (most say they are) – but these fully synthetic animal-cruelty free brushes feel fantastic and look like the way forward for animal lovers like me and Dee 

We’ll be reviewing all the brushes soon – maybe even on a video blog! So we’ll keep you posted.

Dal xx

ImPress Nails Changed My…Nails

So as most of you know, me and Dal recently got an endorsement deal with Kiss USA (yay!) which is awesome as they have a whole bunch of great products, aside from their lashes which we’re completely addicted to.

So when we sat with Kiss, they introduced us to their ImPress nails by one of the companies under Kiss USA called Broadway Nails. To be honest my first impression when they mentioned them was a little *yawn* – so what, everyone makes stick on nails.

Now I’ve always had crappy nails. I have no idea why, but they only ever get to a certain length before breaking and peeling. So I always have them short and they always look kinda scruffy (I’m the person hiding their nails in meetings 😦 ). I’ve used most types of stick on nails and the glue completely trashes my already fragile nails. Gelish I hear you cry? Been there, done that, had the paper thin nails to show at the end of it.

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So here’s where I go back to ImPress nails. As soon as I took them out of their awesome packaging (packed into a nail varnish shaped bottle – too cute!) I realised they were different from other nails. They were soft and bendy – almost like a thick layer of nail polish. The other thing is that instead of glue, they had an adhesive stuck to them. So you just peel off the sticker and put them straight onto your nail! So they seemed to already be looking like a great product to me – but i won’t vouch for anything until I’ve tried it. If something passes the Dee test, it must be good! I’m very fussy! So right there in the meeting, I opened up a pack and began giving myself an ImPress manicure. OMG! The fact that they’re soft means they form to your nail and aren’t painful when you first wear them, they stick on really well and make your nails look PERFECT!

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But this isn’t the best part. The nails lasted about a week – they probably would’ve actually lasted longer, but my impatience and bored with a colour after a certain amount of time made me do the unthinkable….PEEL THEM OFF! I winced and peeled slowly, expecting to reveal a gammy, thin, demolished nail underneath. My nails were EXACTLY as they had been before I put them on. NO peeling, no damage, nothing! Suffice to say, from this point on – I Was hooked! Fantastic nails as often as I wanted?! And ones I could suddenly just peepl off when i was colour bored and needing a change?! YES PLEASE!

In the following days, our box of kiss goodies arrived (I cannot explain to you how exciting it is to receive a pink box FULL of gorgeous lashes and beautiful nails in all colours – the picture below is Dal beautifully demonstrating her excitement). Me and Dal were like kids in a candy store. Now you will never seen me with ugly, chipped away, naked nails again!
ImPress nails are now a crucial addition to our make-up kit and are available to our clients. You HAVE to try these. Each pack contains a really good range of sizes and they come in awesome colours. You’ll find them at most pharmacies 🙂 Let us know how you like them!

Dee xxx

Kiss Lashes partners with Dee & Dal

Dee & Dal will be using Kiss' lashes and imPress nails on their clients

Dee & Dal will be using Kiss’ lashes and imPress nails on their clients

Twin sister Dubai-based professional make-up artists Dee & Dal have established an agreement with global cosmetics giant Kiss to endorse their line of false eye lashes in the UAE. The agreement follows a string of successes by the sisters who established ‘Make-Up by Dee & Dal’ in 2012. Growing from strength to strength Dee & Dal’s client base has rapidly expanded including an ever-rising loyal fan base of Facebook and Twitter followers.

“We’ve always been interested in make-up and beauty ever since our late teens,” commented Make-Up by Dee & Dal Co-Founder Dahlia Haleem. “We were always experimenting with different products and brands and Kiss was one of our earliest favourites. They have always been our go-to brand for their false lashes and press on nails and we’re excited to be endorsing Kiss lashes and Broadway imPRESS nails here in our home, the UAE, and to introduce these great products to our clients,” Dahlia concluded.

British born twin sisters Dee & Dal are professional hair and make-up artists based out of Dubai. With a passion for making each of their clients look their absolute best, they have become known for their perfectionism and approachable personalities. Specialising in bridal and evening hair and make-up, the twin sisters of Egyptian origin have perfected both Western and Middle Eastern/Asian make-up styles

“When we were introduced to Make-Up by Dee & Dal, we were instantly impressed by their high standard of work and their professional attitudes,” commented Kiss Director of International Sales, Roberta Schudrich. “From our first meeting we knew that a partnership together would be a great move for us in the UAE and that Dee & Dal were the perfect professional make-up artists to affiliate ourselves with. We’re very excited to be working with them and to be continuing our growth in the UAE market,” Roberta concluded.

Kiss is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of professional quality nail products. The company originated in the profitable beauty supply market. As the popularity of the products soared, distribution was quickly expanded to the mass-market arena. Capitalizing on this success, Kiss became the first company to bring quality, professional nail care directly to the consumer, creating easy-to-use, all-in-one kits to achieve Salon Results at home. Today, the Kiss line of products has expanded to include full lines of false lashes, make-up, beauty accessories and more.