Sunday, June 30, 2013

CLOSED!! WIN: FMM by Fatma AlMulla Candy Bag Up For Grabs!!


My older readers might remember, I had blogged about Fatma AlMulla's FMM tees. (Click HERE)

Since then, Fatma has launched FMM pencil cases, notebooks, phone covers, dresses, laptop sleeves and lots more including these gorgeous leather Candy bags that come with three adorable pins, all designed by Fatma.

Fatma and I are giving one reader the chance to win this cute green Candy bag. There are three ways to enter.

1) Follow me on instgram HERE and FMM on instagram HERE
OR
2) Like my facebook page HERE and FMM's facebook page HERE
OR
3) Follow me on twitter HERE and Fatma AlMulla on  twitter HERE 

DON'T forget to leave a comment below and DON'T forget to mention you instagram/facebook/twitter name. If you like, you may enter through all three channels, giving you three entries into the draw!

This competition is open internationally and a winner will be announced on 20th July
And oh! A BIG, special thanks to Fatma!

UPDATE:
 
A BIG thank you to all those who entered but unfortunately I could only pick one winner!
The winner was selected using random.org and it is....

@Blooberry16 whose fb name is Salwah Sk!
Congratulations Salwah! please email me your details :)

Stay tuned for more giveaways!!!!!


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Level Shoe District gets Niftee for Ramadan


Aljoud Lootah of Niftee has teamed up with Level Shoe District and designed these gorgeous tote bags for charity.
The bags will sell for 160 AED at Level Shoe District (Dubai Mall) during the month of Ramadan and all the proceeds from the sales will go to charity.

I am big fan of Aljoud's work, and love the constellation inspired designs on these bags.
Apart from the totes, Aljoud's beautiful designs will be incorporated into the store's architecture, windows and furniture and also into the design of the contemporary majlis that is going to be built in the heart of the store during Ramadan.

The totes and the interiors of the store will also feature Level's Ramadan slogan penned by Emirati writer Sumayya Saqr Khalid:
"Let your steps have an impact and leave a mark."

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Aya - Shiffa's Perfume Launch at Sephora, Dubai Mall


Aya is then new perfume by Shiffa skincare. Launched last week at Sephora, Dubai Mall, Aya is a beautiful scent with base notes of patchouli and musk mixed with cinnamon, orange blossom and rosa damascena.

It's a beautiful, floral perfume that lingers on the skin and clothes for hours! And like all Siffa products, it is made of the most natural of ingredients that Shiffa's creator Dr. Lamees Hamdan sources from around the world.

Aya (EDP) is exclusively available in all Sephora branches in the Middle East. It will be available in Selfridges, 
London in August and can also be purchased online on Shiffa's website.

More on Shiffa: Shop | Facebook | Twitter


Dr. Lamees Hamdan, the creator of Shiffa Skincare

Available exclusively in all Sephora branches in the Middle East

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Pre Ramadhan 2013 Pop-Up Shop - DIFC


Yesterday, I was invited to the preview reception of this years Pre Ramadhan 2013 Pop-Up Shop organized by Hessa of Hessa&Co.
This year there is a great selection of clothes up for sale by regional designers. The designers taking part this year are Aisha Bin Desmal, Clair De Lune, Fetha, Hamsa, Lame', Maryam & Meera, Mysoon Fashion House, Plisse Couture, Sary Boutique, Slouchy'z and Twinkle.

The pop-up shop is running till the 21st of June, from 11am-9pm, at DIFC






Monday, June 17, 2013

Tried, Tested and Loved: Le Volume De Chanel



I am SUPER excited about my new mascara. I've been using Benefit's They're Real for a while now and although I was happy with it, I wanted a change! 

I hadn't really heard anything about Le Volume De Chanel before I saw it in Sephora, Dubai Mall a couple of days ago, but it looked interesting so I bought it anyway.

You won't believe how sensitive my eyes are, and a lot of eyeliners and mascaras irritate them easily, making them teary and red. But I'm SO happy that this mascara does none of that, suits my eyes and makes my fine, sparse and short lashes look thick and long! This is a definite keeper and totally worth the money!

My eyelashes with just one coat of the mascara.


Thursday, June 13, 2013

From Our World To Your Plate - Find out more about this beautiful cookbook and WIN a signed copy! (CLOSED)


I recently had the opportunity to meet the ladies behind the cookbook From Our World To Your Plate. Maria Barakat, Radia Si Youcef and Ghalia Abbas, whose kids all attend the Jumeirah Baccalaureate School in Dubai, have collected over 150 recipes and compiled them in this fantastic book, the proceeds of which will go entirely to Dubai Cares for the welfare of needy children.

The three of them started in October of 2012 and by May 2013, they had the book printed and bound, on the shelves of Kinokuniya. That's quite an achievement as all three are full time mothers and homemakers and were doing this solely for charity. They've worked on the book night and day and their hard work shows! Everything from photography and graphic design, to compilation & editing has been done entirely by the three of them alone.

The book is a labour of love with recipes contributed by several JBS moms who hail from all corners of the world, making this a real international medley of recipes. What's heartwarming is that these aren't overly complicated recipes you would find online or in some famous chef's book! But instead these are recipes of dishes that other women like you and I cook in their homes and are loved and appreciated by their families.

The book is available at Kinokuniya in The Dubai Mall and Book Munch, Al Wasl Square.
It is priced at 110 AED and every single dirham is going to needy kids around the world via Dubai Cares.

I asked Ghalia, Radia and Maria to sign my copy of FOWTYP and I'm giving that away to one lucky reader.

There are three ways of winning:

Like my facbook page HERE and the book's facebook page HERE

or

Follow me on Twitter HERE & FOWTYP on twitter HERE

or

If you are on Instagram, you could follow us there! Follow me HERE and also follow the book's instagram account HERE

After you've followed, make sure you leave a comment below with your name, email and your instagram/twitter/facebook name

The competition is open internationally and a winner will be chosen on July 1st. 

COMMENTS WITH EMAIL ADDRESSES WILL BE KEPT HIDDEN FOR PRIVACY.

UPDATE: Rifat Tahir has been randomly selected as the winner!

Congratulations!
^_^

From L-R: Ghalia, Radia and Maria

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Les Foulards, Dubai



Tucked away within the depths of the Gold Souk in the Dubai Mall is a treasure trove of scarves of every size, colour and luxurious material imaginable.

Les Foulards (or scarves in English) has one of the biggest variety of scarves I have ever seen. The boutique  itself has beautiful, elegant interiors that perfectly showcase the stunning scarves, neatly arranged by colours. You can find the most luxurious scarves by the most luxurious designers imaginable! From Valentino, Ferre, Cavalli, Pucci, Versace toNina Ricci, Oscar De La Renta, Kenzo and Galliano to name a few. Take a designer name, and you would likely be able to find its scarves at Les Foulards.

For all scarf lovers, this store is literally a one stop shop. Here, I'm sharing some pics from the launch of the store last week.

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Sotra Pre Ramadan 2013



I love this collection! Love how simple yet elegant the clothes are.
Sotra just keeps getting better and better.


Photos courtesy sotraonline.com

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tried, Tested and LOVED: Sodashi Enlivening Body Lotion


I've been looking for a good body lotion for a while now, and I gotta say, I love this one!
Like all Sodashi products, the body lotion is free of synthetic chemicals, preservatives and fragrances. As you can see in the ingredients listed on the box (below) it's mostly made up of natural oils and plant extracts.

I really love the light lemongrass like fragrance as it  feels very refreshing. The texture of the lotion isn't very heavy either. It doesn't feel sticky on the skin and gets absorbed easily. I have been using it for three weeks now and I'm going to continue using it as my dry skin is absolutely loving it!

Sodashi products are made in Australia and the word sodashi actually means wholeness, purity and radiance in Sanskrit. The company claims those are the values by which all their products are created. They don't test on animals and even the packaging is 100% recyclable and printed with natural vegetable dyes.

Sodashi products are available in the UAE at: 
Timeless Spa – Emirates Terminal 3 Business & first class lounge
Talise Spa – Madinat Jumeirah
Etihad Towers – Abu Dhabi
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

More: Web | Facebook | Twitter


This product was a PR sample


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

How I Store My Coconut Oil


I'm obsessed with coconut oil. I use it as a body moisturizer (on wet skin after a shower), makeup remover (especially eye makeup), as a massage oil, hair conditioner and I've even used it once to clean a leather bag in an emergency! And sometimes after a very long, tiring day I rub in a couple of drops on my face before bed and it works wonders!

I always get the edible variety of Parachute coconut oil; the one you can usually find in supermarkets in the cooking oil aisle. I haven't had any problems with it except that I don't like the blue plastic bottles it comes in. ..they're just not pretty. So while shopping the other day, I picked up these cute, inexpensive glass bottles from Home Centre and filled them up with the Parachute coconut oil.

I keep a bottle next to the kitchen sink, the bathroom counter, the shower and even one on my night stand.

^_^