The Launch of Namshi's SpringSummer '17 Collection

Sunday, May 14, 2017

If you live in the GCC and aren't aware of Namshi.com, then you've been living under a rock. Having said that, I love Namshi. It's one of those online shopping websites that can do no wrong (atleast in my books). They are hassle and drama free, stock some of the best local and international brands (hello Topshop!) and have free (prompt) delivery + returns. Can they get any better than that?

Yes, they can and they did with the launch of their Spring/Summer '17 collection. Did I mention how much I love Namshi? I want almost everything from the new round of clothing, accessories and shoes. I love how they have incorporated some of the (intimidating) trends straight off the catwalk and made it easy to wear. I don't know who their styling team is. They do such a good job, it makes me want to impulse buy.

Summer is usually the time I tend to spring clean and buy a few pieces here and there. And Namshi makes it so much easier. Whether it's the beach or a dinner gathering, the online shopping site has you covered. From pastel tops to bright bottoms and everything in between, here's a look at the funky (and elegant) SS'17 collection. Also, find out how you can get a 10% discount off your order.


Review: Maison Francis Kurkdjian's Oud Satin Mood

Sunday, May 7, 2017

I love oud. And it's not because I live in a country where oud and oud based fragrances are the epitome of local Arab households when it comes to scents. In the UAE, oud has taken a rather interesting turn. While we have local perfumeries that create classic oud fragrances, established global brands have studied and understood our love for oud thereby, developing their own versions.

Oud is beautiful and luxurious. It gives off a wonderful and pleasing fragrance. For some, it is overwhelming and immediately disregarded. For the rest (like me), it is one of the most unique ingredients in a fragrance. Having said that, I buy only a few oud fragrances as opposed to the collection of oriental/woody fragrances I own. And I don't really deviate from the local brands that develop my favorite oud fragrances. Having said that, there's one particular French perfumerie that blew me away with their oud fragrance.


Launch of Max Factor Academy in Dubai

Friday, May 5, 2017

Max Factor is one of those brands that have, over the years upped their game. They've collaborated with celebrities across the globe, partnered with other brands (Disney for Star Wars, anyone?) and launched some exceptionally wonderful products. To top it all, they've released some grogeous looks which are easy to get done in the luxury of your home.

If you struggle with makeup or are looking to become a certified makeup artist, you will definitely want to consider Max Factor. Read on to find out why.


Summer Beauty Picks

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

On a daily basis, we are all inundated with beauty products and recommendations from magazine editors, friends, bloggers and the likes. It can get overwhelming especially for me. Let's face it, there are atleast 4 new beauty products launched every day. And each of them are marketed so well that you want to head straight to either Bloomingdale's or Sephora to buy it. I know, I know...I shouldn't give in, considering I'm in the media industry.

Nonetheless, there are a few that when discovered tend to gain brownie points either immediately or after a couple of uses. They either end up becoming a summer or winter favorites. I tend to change my skincare and beauty routine in the summer. I don't usually use heavy moisturizers or foundations and tend to skip products that aren't necessarily made for the summer.

Having said that, here's a round up of a few products I've discovered (and love) that are apt for the unforgiving summer season.


Competition: Spring Beauty Goodies

Sunday, April 30, 2017

It's that time of the season again where I pack up spring/summer beauty goodies for my readers! What better way to welcome a new season than to have a new stash of makeup, skin and body care?

Two of my lucky readers will win everything in this picture. The goodie bags include products from Nivea, Benefit Cosmetics, Lush, Jane Iredale, Ponds, Sally Hansen, Dove, Micaroon and more! I'm also giving away surprise vouchers as part of the goodies. 

Interested? 


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