If you are well and truly serious about skincare, you already know the importance of serums. Using a serum as a part of your regular skincare regime becomes all the more important as we age.

Unlike regular moisturizers that sit on the surface of the skin, serums are lightweight enough to penetrate deeper down to deliver active ingredients.

For the past year I’ve been ignoring serums due to my obsession with facial oils (my current favorite is Rose Hip Oil). However, legendary beauty brand Avon has combined both into one powerfully clever, award-winning product. I’m talking about the Avon Ultimate Supreme Dual Elixir. 

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Happy New Year! Today, 16th February 2018, we are entering the Year of the Dog. Like man’s best friend, this coming year promises to be one of loyalty and relationships, and is also believed to be a lucky year for business.

The Noodle House, one of UAE’s best known contemporary chain of restaurants specializing in ‘soul food’ from a diverse range of Asian countries, pays homage to this special occasion with a limited edition ‘Chinese Noo Year’ menu.

If you are a die-hard makeup maven and haven’t heard of Fenty Beauty, chances are you live under a rock. Launched by none other than pop icon Rihanna (aka Bad Girl Riri), the launch of Fenty Beauty was one of the most coveted beauty events of late 2017.

As if all that hype was not enough, she comes out with this absolutely ‘stunning’ (pun intended) lip paint that promises to be the holy grail of red lipstick as we know it.

Introducing the Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint. Bad Girl Riri vouches this shade will universally suit any complexion out there, and will last a good 12 hours without feathering ‘even while you eat, even while you make out’. Ofcourse I had to try it out.

It is no secret that Thai cuisine is my ultimate favorite. I love the medley of hot, sweet and sour, and we even have a go at cooking Thai at home several times a week.

While many places serve Thai cuisine in the UAE, a few recipes get lost in translation when more commercial, creamy sauces are used. As a true-blue Thai cuisine lover, I crave the spicy kick of Bangkok streets, and my culinary reminiscing lead me to try out the Thai Street Food Festival at The Backyard (Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay – Dubai).

The Backyard’s Thai Street Food Festival will run on 3 consecutive Saturdays from 24th February through to 10th March, and will feature live cooking stations featuring the finest from Bangkok street-food, along with beverages, Thai music, karaoke and more.

Last Thursday, right after an entire work week that felt like forever, I headed off to Conrad Dubai to try out the much-coveted Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Facial.

I usually take good care of my skin, but the past week has been wearing me down (think extra cups of coffee, under 5 hours of sleep and not drinking enough water). The lackluster reflected on my face, and I was relying on this session to make me look and feel more ‘alive’ for the impending weekend.

‘No Stupid People Beyond This Point’ read the large neon signage at the front of newly opened Blaze Burgers on foodie strip, JBR. Passerby’s stop for a giggle and an Insta-worthy click, but the real artistic renditions lie beyond the neon signage where walls are done up in tattoo-style graffiti, a pair of eyes peep out from the pipe-works and an entire shelf of enticing sauces and cutlery are ready for pickup in your very own shopping basket.

Named after one of my favorite Mediterranean salads, Tabule, the tangy, fresh parsley medley that often appears as a cold mezze at the start of an Arabic feast, is an authentic Lebanese restaurant set in the picturesque landscape of Roda Al Murooj.

We were there last Saturday to try out their BBQ Brunch, which proved to be both a visual and gastronomical treat. The lush greenery and astute architecture beguiles the mind into thinking you are dining in an exotic location, far, far away from the urban jungle of Dubai.

Honored to be listed as one of the ‘Top Dubai Bloggers’ in this month’s Masala, the UAE’s No.1 Asian Celebrity & Lifestyle Magazine.

Grab a copy of the Feb 2018 issue, out now at all major retail stands, and look up our recommendations for the best places to book a table this Valentine’s Day.

14th of Feb is fast approaching. What have your got planned out for your Valentine?
How about a private cabana on the beach, sipping on fine wine while you watch the sunset fade into the lull of the deep blue Mediterranean sea?
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