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I love L’Occitane products.  They’re so luxurious and I am always going back to get more.  This summer I wanted to try out their perfumes and now I am hooked! The scents are beautiful and long lasting, it’s crazy not try them out.  Last month I was invited by L’Occitane to check out their winter collection at a launch at The Domain Hotel.  We got to learn more about the products, view the whole collection, have a fun craft session  and gifted some of the items. Read the rest of this entry »

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I am very very sad to say that unfortunately after all the INGLOT O2M madness, that it turned out not to be quite what it seemed.  I am gutted! It may sound a tad dramatic, but I as soo excited to finally be able to wear nailpolish without worrying about my salaaat.  I was totally convinced by what they marketed and said how it is created from a polymer similar to contact lenses; so to me it made complete sense. I wore it for months without a flinch and now I feel awful.  I didn’t even consider testing it, until I started to notice others testing it and it was coming up negative.  I wanted to believe so bad that for me it would work, which is why I didn’t do an itty bitty patch test but a massive patch and put a lot of water and massaged it in for a while etc.. (maybe if I get the time I will post my own test online) but sadly it didn’t pass the test at all! In hindsight I should have tested it before buying a massive stock of O2M.. oh well.. Read the rest of this entry »

Pure Spa Reception

I was invited the other day by Kempinski to try one of their massages.  I chose their signature massage called Bio-harmonising Aroma Massage which was lasted an hour of relaxing bliss.  The massage is perfect if you’re looking to unwind, relax, recharge. The infusion of the aromatherapy oils uplift your mood and make you feel balanced.  That was exactly what I needed!! A well over due pampering session and I couldn’t have been happier.  The minute you step into the reception area of the spa, you immediately leave your stress in the elevator and welcome the tranquility and peace of your surroundings.  The beauty of the Kempinski spa is that it is in Bahrain City Center.  You can shop, have a spa time with a friend and then go have dinner and catch a movie; all without even leaving the vicinity.   Read the rest of this entry »

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There is nothing more I love than supporting a local brand that is really good at what they do!! Lave Affair is a husband and wife business who make natural soaps, lotion bars, salts scrubs and some more.  The brand came about when the couple could not find a solution to dry, cracked skin.  None of the over the counter and drug store products were helping and that’s when they turned to a natural solution.  I had heard of Lave affair and with my love for all things natural I couldn’t wait to try their products.  Was it telepathy when Huda rang me saying she had a box of goodies for me.. I don’t know.. I’m just thankful for having been introduced to this lovely brand. Read the rest of this entry »

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In June I was invited to an event held by Purple Patchouli Salon at the Al Aali Mall.  It was a beautiful event with lots to see and do.  Y Maison did the fabulous setup that allowed Purple Patchouli to introduce their customers to some awesome new products they have brought to the salon and some they will start distributing.  Intraceuticals is Hollywood’s best kept secret of the stars and sought after beauty range and treatment by celebrities.   Madonna is a loyal fan of the anti aging skin products and treatments and travels the world with an Intraceauticals specialist for all of her tours.  This  Australian based skincare line known for refining the skin now introduces premiere oxygen Infusions, inhalations and skincare products for the beauty conscious in Bahrain! Tria is a home laser hair removal device which is equivalent to those at clinics and specialist salons.  Purple Patchouli have   thought of their ‘little’ customers too by launching the non toxic Snails nail polish that are available in fun colours.  Davines natural skin and hair care products are finally available on the island too.. Pop into Purple Patchouli to enquire about their new products listed above and  more. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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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 »

I was invited to attend The Body Shop’s redesigned store and try out their browsing experience.  The Body Shop has launched a new beauty movement called ‘Beauty With Heart’.  Each of their branches are the pulses and their aim is to encourage a Look Good, Feel Good and Do Good mindset by using their products.  Model Lily Cole is the face of this movement as she herself is a young aspiring activist.  As the three G’s suggest; The Body Shop products are much more than just products that make you feel good. You know that by buying their products you are helping communities and women around the world through their Community Fair trade programs, campaigns, animal welfare and protecting mother earth. When I was a teenager I used to help out and work at The Body Shop and popping into the store brought back some fond memories.  I loved their new layout.  It felt organic, raw and earthy.  They have introduced tables in the center displaying their products which encourage you to ‘browse’ ‘test’ and ‘sample’ their stuff.  There are little empty sample pots on hand to fill and try out the product at home before purchasing! I took home 2 sample pots; the tea tree face mask and the tea tree liquid face wash.  The place was buzzing and I got to bump into my favorite fellow bloggers; which always calls for a quick photo session 😉

Pop into The Body Shop near you, have a browse and grab some sample pots .. the best way to try products.nu

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image Alla from Sugar and spice blog in Khaki and Georgina from Blonde in Bahrain

image_1 Ashwaty and I from The Style Council Blog

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image_4 Thank you The Body Shop for my goodie bag of beauty treats!!

image_1 This product is one of their best sellers, looking forward to trying it out

image My sample pots ( tea tree face mask and tea tree liquid face wash)

I attended a basic make up course a while back by The Makeup Manual guru Mai Almoayed.  This is a must workshop for all girls.  Even if you know a thing or two about makeup and how to apply, you will still leave with a wealth of knowledge! The amount of hand written notes I jotted down was pages long.  She goes through the complete basics, pre application, explanation of brushes, tips of the trade and so much more.  Makeup Forever has a stand at her place where we got to purchase products and have her guide us with exactly what is suitable for our skin, tone and matching the right foundation colour.  I am really looking forward to taking her advance class and this girl is always fully booked mashallah!! Her classes tend to be over full (limited no. of seats per class) and theres a waiting a list.

Now here’s the good news for all you Dubaian chicas; The Makeup Manual is coming to Dubai!! Don’t miss this opportunity she’s not only talented but a real sweetheart.  Follow her on @themakeupmanual and if you have any makeup related questions she always tries her best to answer her followers as prompt as she can.

The Makeup Manual coming to Dubai soon.. stay tuned for dates.

(below is her announcement)

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Below are images taken place in Bahrain at Mai’s Basic course.

   

We are finally getting whisps of cooler weather and all you want to do is be outdoors and make the most of it.  Theres only one more week to go for Market 338 in Adliya!! One week of all you can get outdoor entertainment, music, shopping and art! They have recreated the 338 park and the little market is just adorbale! I have my products available at the La Bouique 92 pop up store there.  You can check out some of my clothing, wraps & tops and even my baby line Babym at the pop up store with exclusive gorgeous shopping cart covers & chalkboard fabric roll ups.  It’s definitly worth going down to check out the vendors, have a cup of karak while watching a performace.  Theres a lovely little make shift kiddie sand pit park recreated in the middle of the 338 park and the ambience is exhilarating. If you haven’t been already, GO! before you miss out on this lovely event.

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