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Here’s a little something for the guys.  When you think of a thobe, you think of the traditional white thobe, which is very simple and classic in design.  There isn’t much to them except for a slight change in the collar and sometimes the colour of the fabric.  I came across this thobe brand which caught my attention.  It’s about time that the thobe had a facelift.  Lomar’s philosophy is to redefine the traditional thobes into more innovative designs to be more appealing for the older generation and fulfilling the taste of the younger.  These thobes definitely do stand out! They are fresh, modern and trendy.  Loving these thobes, wish more jumped on the bandwagon of designing this arab staple.

What do you think?


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One week of ramadan has passed and to mark that, I have a luxurious giveaway to give to one lucky reader this ramadan thanks to Trousseau!

Trousseau is a store that caters to anyone from a new bride to a lady of the house to furnish her bedroom and other rooms with everything from bed Linens, table linens, table wear, gifts, home accessories and more to make the home a place of beauty and comfort.  Looking for a unique gift? You can be sure to find it there.  Trousseau is all about luxury and more importantly; affordable luxury.

The winner of this beautiful basket of goodies; will receive S.M. Novella Melograno Soap, S.M  Novella Rose Water, S.M NOvella Terracotta Pomegranate, S.M. Rose tea box, S.M Rose Biscuits, Park Avenue bath towel, hand towel, guest towel and wash towel valuing just under BD 100/

To enter the giveaway just click here and follow the simple steps.  Bonus entries give increase your chances of winning; so try and complete as many as you can.

This giveaway is OPEN TO ALL GCC READERS!!

–>Follow Trousseau ( @trousseaubahrain) on Instagram to check out all their amazing products!!

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ek3Am loving statement necklaces a lot past few seasons!!  For someone who covers like me, my main peice of jewlery other than arm candy is a nice statement necklace.  These EK Thongprasert silicone bejeweled necklaces and bracelets are definitely eye catching! Love the pop of color and the juxtaposition between the crystal stones and plastic silicone.  Looking for a summer statement piece.. this is it!! Limited pieces available at S*uce, Dubai.

You can even find them on netaporter

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Amal Ahmed Albaz could not have said it better! She articulates the essence of Islam beautifully as well as the struggle we face in modern day society.  Please take a moment and listen to her.  Muslim or not we can all benefit from her words.

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Ramadan Kareem to all my lovely readers..

May this month be a month full of blessings, a month full of forgiveness, a time to reflect and a time to repent..

May we make the best use of this month to please Allah, may Allah increase us in righteous deeds, accept our fasts and all our i3badaats(efforts of worship).



Have an amazing Ramadan Giveaway that starts on the 7th night of ramadan…stay tuned!


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Zara Jacket and Dress


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The much anticipated Ramadan event is just around the corner! AlReem Charity is holding their 4th even on the 12th of July and a seriously amazing group of vendors will be there displaying their goods!! Here is a chance to do some fab holiday, eid shopping as well as spending towards a good cause.  Curious as how AlReem Charity came about? Who are the dedicated girls behind AlReem? How does your contribution make a difference?  Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s summer time and a hot trend now is all about the arm candy!  Whether you like to stack your bracelets high or low this gorgoues peice from Swarovski is great for that summer boho look.  Thanks to Swarovski, here is your chance to win this trendy Navy Crystalised Entwined bracelet to add to your collection (giveaway open to readers worldwide).  It will look great on it’s own or with other stacked bracelets.  How do you like to stack your arm candy? Do you like to pile it on ? or go minimal?1176321_CRYSTALIZED_ENTWINEDGLAM_00002

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is click here and follow the simple steps.

***The bonus entries increases your chances of fill them all if you can.***

This giveaway is open to all.. Good luck!

Arm candy inspiration pictures below



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