Monday, October 31, 2011

This and That

Sorry I haven't blogged much in these last two weeks, just had a lot on my mind!
But I'm baaack!! Here are a few random pics from my life ;)
Gift-wrap at Bloomingdale's. Aren't they gorgeous?
I won this Fyunka notebook. Thanks Alaa, I love it!
Paperchase has gotta be the best store in Sharjah! I literally spent 2 hours looking at everything.
My sister and I are now sharing a room, and she usually goes to bed early while I'm up till late.
I got her this mask so she can sleep while I keep the lights switched on.
My TedxDubai bag made out of recycled felt.
I was fortunate enough to attend TEDxDubai this year. Some great talks, and I especially loved Maria Conceicao's talk. Maria helps the poor people living in the slums of Dhaka.
mariacristinafoundation.org
Cute notebook that was inside my TEDxDubai bag. It's really nice!!
My current desktop wallpaper XD

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Iconatomy

Artwork by jewellery designer George Chamoun
Find out more: HERE
ANGELINA JOLIE +  ELIZABETH TAYLOR
GEORGE CLOONEY + CARY GRANT
NATALIE PORTMAN + AUDREY HEPBURN
 ROBERT PATTINSON + JAMES DEAN
 SCARLETT JOHANSSON + MARILYN MONROE

Monday, October 10, 2011

Vanilla Sukkar


Back in March, Fatma Bin Saifan gave into her friends' requests and started her home baking business called Vanilla Sukkar or Vanilla Sugar in English.

In support of breast cancer research, Vanilla Sukakr will be participating in Burjuman's Safe & Sound Cakes for a Cause bake sale on Thursday, 13th of Oct 4-9pm.
25% of all sales will be donated towards the cause.

Aside from the bake sale, you can get your hands on some delicious Vanilla Sukkar goodies, baked by Fatma herself, by placing an order via:

Email: vanillasukkar@gmail.com | SMS: 0502846802
Once you've placed an order, you can collect them from her home in Al Safa 2, Dubai.

Vanilla Sukakr
To find out more: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Saturday, October 8, 2011

IO?ION!



I recently bought a fuchsia IO?ION! watch from aura b.
IO?ION! UAE will donate 5% of the proceeds from pink or fuchsia watch bought from Marami (Dubai Mall), Nahel & Aura-b to Safe & Sound throughout the month of October

Find out more about these cool watches here: Blog | Facebook | Twitter


Thursday, October 6, 2011

My Gorgeous Sotra Dress!!!


I was so excited when FedEx called to tell me that my package from Jeddah had finally arrived! I couldn't wait for them to bring it home because I was literally dying to try on the dress that the lovely ladies at Sotra had sent me!!

I was actually asked to pick something from Sotra's facebook group (click HERE) and I fell in love with this silk organza, ivory coloured dress from their S/S 2011 collection. Imagine my surprise when I discovered the gorgeous bib necklace that they sent along with the dress! I wasn't even expecting that...so THANK YOU SOTRA! I am now impatiently waiting for the right occasion to wear this dress on! I REALLY LOVE IT!! and everyone in my family's been telling me how beautiful it looks on me! ;)

As much as I loved their S/S collection, Sotra's A/W 2011 collection is looking even better!!!
Check it out on their facebook page: HERE

The dress as I had seen it on Sotra's facebook page. Check it out HERE

Upstairs Downstairs by Karl Lagerfeld for Harper's Bazaar US

Although I've never really watched Upstairs Downstairs, I still  love this editorial because it reminds me of one of my favourite movies Gosford Park...the luxurious clothes, the opulent jewellery, the decadent lifestyle, etc. I really need to watch Upstairs Downstairs now! 
Credits: Story: Upstairs Downstairs | Publication: Harper's Bazaar US September 2011 | Models: Françoise Cacçote, Jake Davies, Saskia de Brauw, Joséphine de La Baume, Lily Donaldson, Baptiste Giabiconi, Frédéric Gouby, Amanda Harlech, Sébastien Jondeau, Jane Schmitt, Stella Tennant and Aymeline Valade | Photographer: Karl Lagerfeld | Stylist: Andrew Richardson

The Shiffa Express Spa

 

I was recently invited to Shiffa's Express Spa located in Sephora, The Dubai Mall.
Once the door was closed I actually forgot I was in the middle of a busy mall, and once the soothing music went on, and the treatment started I felt completely relaxed...so much so that I think I actually drifted into sleep for a few minutes.

The lovely therapist Boushra, who has close to 17 years of experience, chose the treatment called Face Time for me. She used the Shiffa products to cleanse & tone my skin and then massaged my face and the area around my eyes. After the relaxing facial that lasted 20 minutes, she made a diagnosis on the condition of my skim and made recommendations on which Shiffa products would be the most suitable for me.

Apart from the Face Time treatment, the spa also offers Heavenly Hands, Foot Revival and Precious Minds. Each one costs a 100 AED and lasts up to 20 minutes.

I was actually really impressed by their service, and now, having used the Shiffa products on my skin for about two weeks (check them out HERE), I've have noticed feeling my skin really nourished! One more product that I was really impressed with is the Shiffa Healing Balm. Boushra had used it to massage my face and later told me it can be used on burns, on chapped lips, and more. She showed me how a little goes a long way, so one tub will last you ages!

Shiffa Express Spa, Sephora, Dubai Mall  +971509120219

The Shiffa booth in Sephora

Monday, October 3, 2011

Doorknobs and Burger King - Randomness From Last Week

Went to see Friends With Benefits with my sister. It was a Wednesday night in Sharjah, so we had the whole place to ourselves.
Internet connection at home isn't working...so this has been a life saver!

Spotted these doorknobs at ZARA Home <3 When I get married, I'm soooo getting things from there for my home!
I'm addicted to Burger King! I've been having it on most night these past 2 weeks...but it HAS to stop! I have to get back into shape by November 17th! That's when the Versace x H&M collection hits the shops!!!!
Need a camera! I've been borrowing my sister's camera for a while, and now she is refusing to lend it to me ever again! -_-
This one is the one I want! I'm hoping to get one during Gitex which is starting soon!