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Lynn Hayek Debuts New Single “Tomorrow Will Define Us” at the United Nations on the International Day of Peace

The Voice Kid Arabia winner Lynn Hayek and the United Voices New York City Gospel Choir led by Stanley Brown and Stephanie Fisher will be joining in song to debut the 13 year old’s new single “Bokra Tareekh” (Tomorrow Will Define Us) during the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. The music video for the song will be released the following day in partnership with UNHCR.

With a fan base of over 600k followers on Instagram and over 10 million views on YouTube, Lynn Hayek’s appeal stems from her ability to express teenage growing pains and discovery when she sings, offering full emotion through her vocals that defy her years. Her voice carries a warm tone that is reminiscent of soulful divas. Her inspirations mirror that charisma and include traditional Lebanese performers such as Melhem Zein, and kindred stars propelled under the spotlight at a very young age, such as Ariana Grande. Out now, “Party Language” is the budding star’s latest single with Grammy Award winner producer Oak and debut into the U.S. market.

Tomorrow will Define Us (lyrics)

Tomorrow we will be remembered in History

And the whole world will know us

No one can frighten us

We will challenge time

It is time to know you have a brother blood is thicker than water

Tomorrow may be regretful

Whats the use of regret if our nation is lost

Tomorrow we will be remembered in History And the whole world will know us

No one can frighten us

We will challenge time

The “Narratives for Peace” event will be in collaboration with Generations for Peace(GFP) and will focus on reframing the conversation around how the general public discusses peace and peacebuilding. Through a collaborative spirit with the Creative Arts, Entertainment, Marketing, Advertising, Media and Private sectors, the initiative aims to build a much more energetic and dynamic perspective on contemporary issues.


At 12-years-old, Lynn Hayek became the first ever winner of The Voice Kids Arabia in 2016. Lynn, whose mature vocals and enviable range defy her years, has never had any formal training in music. She was mentored by Iraqi superstar and show judge, Kadim Al Sahir who has said that she has one of the most beautiful voices he has ever encountered.  Although she mainly sang in Arabic on The Voice Kids, her exquisite talent extends far beyond. After discovering that Lynn had a passion for western music, her voice proving to be on the level of top U.S pop stars, Platinum Independent signed her and was made her immediate home to launch her international  career. Platinum Independent (distributed by ADA Warner), is a music label headed by Taymoor Marmarchi, Chairman and Youdy Sanon, General Manager. Platinum Independent is a division of Platinum Records.


The Launch of Organic Luxury Naturepedic Organic Mattress

Naturepedic, a line of luxe chemical free organic mattresses handcrafted by the Amish in Ohio hosted a cocktail reception and day of drop by appointments on 9.12.18 where Heydoyou was invited to chat with the founders, Barry + Jason Cik who spoke as to why chemical free mattresses are important and the staffs personally introduced me to their most luxe line of handcrafted mattresses launching this month. The event location couldn’t be more jaw-dropping- The Madison Square Park Tower – a full floor apartment on the market for 28 million smackeroos!
This launch introduced me to the Halcyon collection. I couldn’t ask for a healthier beauty sleep! This luxury collection starts at 15,000 dollars– though there is a price point for everyone. The EOS line starts at $2500.
Naturepedic revealed the Halcyon Collection, a luxury line of handcrafted organic mattresses, at MadisonSquare Park Tower. The Halcyon Collection advances Naturepedic’s foray into the designer mattress market, complementing its popular EOS collection. The Halcyon Collection consists of three distinct designs: Azure, Arcadia + Elysium.
16-years ago the company was created when the founder became a grandpa and realized all the children’s mattresses on the market were slathered in toxic chemicals. As an environmental engineer and a chemical expert he was appalled. He designed a chemical free kids’ line which has now grown into multiple collections of adult and children’s mattresses.

The Naturepedic EOS® Organic Mattress Sleep System offers an innovative, luxurious, and practical approach to mattress design. Its multi-layered, zippered construction allows you to customize the layers in your mattress, swap out layers and even change the feel of your mattress years later. You can also choose different layers for you and your sleep partner.

Halcyon mattress can be customized to meet specific comfort preferences and each features certified organic cotton and latex. All mattresses include a luxury comfort blend  top-quilt consisting of alpaca, cashmere, and wool.
Each finished Halcyon mattress if fully certified to the highest organic and ethical standards from unbiased third body parties, including the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS).
Barry Cik, environmental engineer and co-founder of Naturepedic says “Your sleep environment should be a safe haven from the chemicals you’re bombarded with on a daily basis.” For the past 15 years Naturepedic has remained determined to provide the world with a safer, healthier sleep.
At Naturepedic they produce the mattresses in Chagrin Falls, Ohio working with Amish craftsman. They believe that natural materials are at the core of comfort and support. From natural crib mattress for infants to organic king-size pillow-top mattresses for adults, or organic mattresses provide a safer, healthier sleep for you and your family.
“I knew all about vinyl/PVC, polyurethane foam,
and the various chemicals contained in them and there was no way I was going to put my grandchild to sleep within a few inches of these chemicals.”
– Barry A. Cik, Co-Founder of Naturepedic
About Naturepedic:

Naturepedic specializes in the design and manufacturing of quality organic mattresses for adults and children. Naturepedic’s organic bedding and mattresses are only made with natural, organic, and non-toxic materials that provide comfort and overall health and safety. Naturepedic’s bedding designs remove the need for fire retardant chemicals and chemical barriers, meaning that the products from the organic bedding company are safer and healthier for you and your family.

All Naturepedic organic mattresses are manufactured with long-lasting, heirloom-quality craftsmanship.Naturepedic has done the research and gathered the right materials so you can focus on what really counts – giving yourself and your family a healthier sleep environment.


NEW! IT Cosmetics CC+ Oil-Free Matte

IT’s your #1 bestseller…now MATTE! It is so excited to share information on It Cosmetics’s latest & greatest innovation, IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40!!!

Created to improve the look of skin texture, this complexion-perfecting breakthrough provides long-wear coverage and camouflages skin imperfections including dark spots and discoloration without creasing or cracking. It’s also infused with charcoal, known for its detoxifying properties, colloidal clay and Moroccan lava clay, known for their oil-absorbing effects, and tea tree extract, known to combat blemishes—plus, an advanced anti-aging serum made of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, vitamins and antioxidants!

Developed with plastic surgeons, Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte delivers color-correcting full coverage, anti-aging skincare, and SPF 40 broad-spectrum physical sunscreen—all with a poreless, natural-looking matte finish that lasts. This multitasking, complexion-perfecting breakthrough instantly camouflages skin imperfections including dark spots without creasing or cracking and is clinically tested to reduce shine and control oil for up to 12 hours. It’s also infused with charcoal to detoxify, colloidal clay to absorb oil, and tea tree extract to combat blemishes—plus, an advanced anti-aging serum made of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, and antioxidants. You’ll see powerful results instantly and more dramatic results over time.

It delivers seven benefits, all in one! Full-coverage matte foundation, SPF 40 UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen, brightening color corrector, hydrating anti-aging serum, poreless finish primer, dark spot concealer, and moisturizing day cream.

Why You’ll Love IT:

  • #1 best-selling, award-winning beauty miracle—now oil-free with a poreless, natural-looking matte finish that lasts!
  • Full-coverage color-correcting cream, anti-aging skincare and SPF 40 UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen
  • Infused with charcoal, tea tree extract and oil-absorbing colloidal clay and Moroccan lava clay
  • Featuring oil-absorbing, pore-minimizing technology and an advanced anti-aging serum
  • Delivers 7 products, all in one:
  1. Full-coverage matte foundation
  2. SPF 40 UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen
  3. Brightening color corrector
  4. Hydrating anti-aging serum
  5. Poreless finish primer
  6. Dark spot concealer
  7. Moisturizing day cream

Research results, In clinical studies:

  • Reduces shine for up to 12 hours
  • Controls oil for up to 12 hours
  • 97% said it created a smooth, matte finish
  • 94% saw reduced shine

CC+ Oil-Free Matte is now available to purchase on and at Sephora stores nationwide.



IT’s your life-changing concealer – NOW AVAILABLE IN 48 SHADES! We are BEYOND EXCITED to share the ULTA exclusive launch of our #1 best-selling concealer, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye, has expanded its shade range to 48 true-to-skin shades with Expression Proof™ Technology that won’t crease or crack!

Developed with plastic surgeons, Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer delivers highly pigmented, long-lasting coverage that won’t crease or crack—and is now available in 48 true-to-skin shades! Infused with anti-aging, skin-loving ingredients and high-performance pigments, this revolutionary concealer improves the appearance of wrinkles and effectively conceals the look of skin imperfections including dark circles, bags, redness, hyperpigmentation, broken capillaries, age spots and discoloration. It’s your Expression ProofTM and waterproof innovation. Finally, a multitasking, full-coverage concealer that makes your skin look younger!

Bye Bye Under Eye is infused with anti-aging ingredients including hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, vitamins, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants.

Why You’ll Love IT?

  • #1 best-selling,* award-winning concealer
  • Full-coverage, anti-aging, won’t crease or crack
  • Expression Proof TM and Waterproof
  • Highly pigmented, covers everything Anti-aging peptides, vitamins, antioxidants, hydrolyzed collagen and hyaluronic acid
  • Clinically tested to make your skin look younger!

The product is NOW available to purchase exclusively on and in ULTA Beauty stores starting August 26th.

About IT Cosmetics

Developed with plastic surgeons, IT Cosmetics creates clinically tested, innovative, problem-solving makeup and skincare products that harness cutting-edge anti-aging technologies and high-performance skin-loving ingredients to provide you with serious beauty solutions that help you look and feel your most beautiful! IT Cosmetics is a top beauty brand sold at ULTA Beauty, Sephora, QVC, Macy’s, Selfridges and Discover it. Love it. Believe it.


Semir x CJ Yao SS19 – New York Fashion Week

Wednesday September 12th

(Spring Studios)

during New York Fashion Week

Semir x CJ Yao

presented their Spring Summer 2019 collection

featuring men’s and women’s streetwear.

Heavily influenced by young Chinese style,

the collection feature bold graphic prints layered shorts and bright pops of color.

Front row guests included Chris Lavish, actress Malgosia Garny, and Filip Pogady.


Chinese fashion brand SEMIR joins hands with Chinese independent designer brand C.J.YAO using the new generation of Chinese design language to interpret the fashion and attitude of the current young Chinese.

What is the attitude of young Chinese to fashion today? Instead of speculating and advocating for itself, SEMIR, which has always been dedicated to serving mass consumers, specially sent fashion observers to the streets to personally interview and listen to fashion voices of young people. Based on this, SEMIR found that in the Internet age, the emerging generation is keen on high technology. They are online all the time every day, they have an open international perspective and strong national sentiment; they’re eager to speak for their own culture. In their subconscious, fashion is a mixture of the East and West, with a strong definition of self-attitude at the same time.

The fashion element discovered by SEMIR this time is inspired by the spark from the collision of ideological trends of eastern and western contexts, which is presented by the mind-blowing and uniq ue Chinese and English expressions. Like the emoji package, they are the popular expressions of those young people who are keen on online socializing. These unique vocabularies are the symbols of popularity of Chinese culture in the world, and also provide an opportunity for the collaboration between SMEIR and C.J.YAO— to bring the combination of these humorous Chinese English and fashion to the world.


The Low Carb Alternative to Rice, Quinoa and Couscous!

Sticking to a healthy low-carb diet isn’t always easy. Good intentions don’t always fit our busy schedules. But Fullgreen is hoping to make healthy eating more convenient with their exciting new range of Cauli Rice & Vegi Rice.

Many vegans resort to eating unhealthy meals because they have a hard time finding simple, healthy meals. Instead of reaching for the bag of chips, try Fullgreen! Fullgreen’s Cauli Rice and Veggie Rice are lower in carbs and have up to 85% fewer calories than grains – such as rice, couscous, and even quinoa! And they’re ready in 2½ minutes – making them a quick and easy way to add more low-carb veg to your diet. Fullgreen products are made with only ‘positive ingredients’; things that contribute to a healthy diet.

Cauli Rice and Vegi Rice are lower in carbs and have up to 85% fewer calories than grains – such as rice, couscous, and even quinoa! And they’re ready in 2½ minutes – making them a quick and easy way to add more low-carb veg to your diet.

Fullgreen products are made with only ‘positive ingredients’; things that contribute to a healthy diet. They’re filled with non-GMO veg, they’re Gluten-free, Preservative-free and Vegan. Shouldn’t all food be made this way?

Amazingly, there’s no need to refrigerate or freeze these handy pouches. Unlike most riced veggies they don’t require freezing or refrigeration. Their shelf-stable pouches last for ages in your kitchen cupboard – even though they contain zero preservatives! Fullgreen believes mealtimes should be enjoyable, nutritious.


Low Carb, Indian Pilaf Riced Cauliflower

Authentic Indian Pilaf spices make this ‘riced cauliflower’ dish the essential low-carb accompaniment to Indian food. It also works great with grilled fish, meat, or roasted vegetables. But our favorite way to eat it is cold, as a ‘grain-free’ salad – with a light, yogurt dressing.

Dietary Advice

  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Lower Carb
  • Paleo
  • Vegan
Calories & Carbohydrates Per Serving
  • 136Kcals
  • 20g of Carbohydrates

Ingredients (For 2 Servings)

  • 1 x 7oz Pouch, Cauli Rice, 100% Cauliflower
  • Vegetable Oil (we prefer Sesame Oil)
  • 1/2 Onion, Finely Diced
  • 1 Small Carrot, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Small Bell Pepper, Finely Chopped (any colour will do!)
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground Turmeric
  • 1/3 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Cilantro Seeds
  • 1 Clove of Garlic, Crushed
  • 1/2 Cup of Frozen Peas
  • Handful of Yellow Raisins

How To Make It

  1. Heat a little Oil in a flat pan over medium heat and sauté the diced Onion until soft
  2. Add the Carrot and Bell Pepper and continue to cook
  3. Once the vegetables have softened, add all the Spices and Garlic and sauté until they are heated through and fragrant
  4. Add Frozen Peas and Yellow Raisins
  5. To prevent sticking you may want to add a little water
  6. Add 7oz of Cauli Rice into the pan and stir until it is coated in the spice mix
  7. Cook for a further 2 1/2 minutes or until properly heated through