The Six: Traditional beauty tricks, from bat’s blood to mayonnaise

The Six: Traditional beauty tricks, from bat’s blood to mayonnaise
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Updated 27 September 2018

The Six: Traditional beauty tricks, from bat’s blood to mayonnaise

The Six: Traditional beauty tricks, from bat’s blood to mayonnaise
  • These traditional beauty hacks are not your average spa treatment
  • Allegedly each hack has a benefit to our appearance

DUBAI: From bat’s blood to mayonnaise, these traditional beauty hacks from the region are certainly not your average spa treatment and while we don’t recommend you try these without a medical professional’s go-ahead, they are well-worth a read.

Bat’s Blood

It’s possibly an old wives’ tale, but it is said that if you rub bat’s blood on a new born child they will not grow hair, even into adulthood. This one is particularly well-known in Lebanon.

Mayonnaise

Using mayonnaise as a hair mask treatment is said to have various benefits for your hair, including stimulating hair growth and making it soft and shiny.

Chamomile and lemon

A longstanding hack to make your hair naturally lighter is to mix some chamomile, lemon and water together and sit in the sun for a couple of hours. Does it work? Results vary, but it gives you an excuse to top up your tan!

Labneh

Labneh is said to have a cooling effect when your skin is sunburnt.


Olive oil

Pure olive oil is said to have a great effect on the skin, keeping it balanced and moisturized.


Turmeric

Many from the Indian subcontinent swear by a paste of turmeric, sandalwood and milk to keep skin bacteria-free and acne-free, as well as balance out uneven skin tone.


Tiffany Trump’s engagement ring is by Lebanese designer

Tiffany Trump’s engagement ring is by Lebanese designer
Updated 22 January 2021

Tiffany Trump’s engagement ring is by Lebanese designer

Tiffany Trump’s engagement ring is by Lebanese designer

DUBAI: Former presidential Tiffany Trump’s fiancée proposed to her with a 13-carat emerald-cut diamond by Lebanese designer Samer Halimeh.

Donald Trump’s youngest daughter on Tuesday announced her engagement to Lebanese partner Michael Boulos, whom she has been dating since 2018, with the engagement pictures taken at the White House, a few hours before her father left the office.

According to the New York celebrity designer’s Instagram post, the ring is G color with a clarity of VVS1, flanked with two trapeze cut stones.

Halimeh, who designed pieces for A-list celebrities including Jennifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie, did not reveal the price of the ring, but jewelry experts believe it is worth over $1 million.

Halimeh, who attended the proposal in the White House, took to Instagram to congratulate the couple. “Starting 2021 with a Presidential flavor. Congratulations to the golden couple, @tiffanytrump and @michaelboulos, on their engagement,” he wrote.

Boulos, of Lebanese and French descent, grew up in Lagos, Nigeria where his father, Massad runs Boulos Enterprises and is the CEO of SCOA Nigeria.