If you are following me on my social media handles, you’ve already heard the news: The Tezzy Files has been nominated yet again for the very prestigious category of ‘Best Blog’ by Ahlan Masala!

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The Tezzy Files turns 2 this month, and this is the second time the blog has been listed by Masala! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to see my blog on this list of some of the best known bloggers in our city.

If you enjoy reading my posts and feel I deserve to win, please do spare me a minute and cast your vote! You can also win some pretty amazing prizes just for placing your votes. All you have to do is sign into www.masalaawards.com

Much love,

Tezzy. 

Numaish Exhibitions is back with a bang this season, and will be hosting a one-day Numaish Winter Show on Saturday 10th December at Murooj Rotana.

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One of the brands being showcased at the Numaish Winter Show is jewelry design label Juvelista. Their range includes uniquely exquisite jewelry pieces that take inspiration from traditional Indian workmanship, yet keep the modern, globally suave woman in mind. Each piece has been meticulously hand-crafted to perfection and are made with a rainbow of semi-precious stones and high-quality costume jewelry material. 

I’ve always been a fan of mud masks. Nothing seems to work quite as well at really pulling out the excess grime that a daily scrub and face-wash fail to retrieve. However, in most cases, slapping on a mud mask can be a messy affair that is often reserved as a specified weekend chore.

I am already a huge fan of StarSkin face masks, and was therefore absolutely elated to receive samples of their brand new clay face masks. But wait! These are in sheet mask format. How does that work? I was intrigued.

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Are you a jewelry addict, and always on the lookout for something timelessly unique? If you’re nodding in unison, I suggest you drop whatever you have planned out this weekend and spend a good couple of hours or so at Numaish Exhibition’s Art Karat by Asha Kamal Modi. 

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This special exhibition will be held at Taj Dubai this Friday and Saturday, and is especially a must for new brides to be as they are offering free bridal consultations. And you might even bump into Asha Kamal Modi herself!

Numaish is hosting yet another elusive event this weekend entitled ‘Art Karat’ by jewelry designer to the stars, Asha Kamal Modi. Her exclusive pieces have been seen in many of the latest blockbuster Bollywood flicks, and now they are giving you a chance to own a piece of the magic for yourself!

Check out my Instagram post for details:

I started blogging for my sheer love for writing, but just a few months into this digital arena, I’ve come to realize a good blog is so much more than that. Readers expect good, concise and useful content, and above all, they want photos… really good, high quality photos! Blame it on Instagram, but the online world has taken advantage of our need for soaking in information ‘ASAP’, and the inner child in all of us will always have a penchant for pretty pix!

I haven’t done a #motd (‘makeup of the day’) post for a while, so today’s write-up is a breakdown of what went on my face to create my last selfie upload on Instagram:

They say a significant portion of your selfie game is determined by the state of your hair, and I can’t agree more. I have already been raving about the balayage blonde coloring I got done by the very talented Roger from Station 10 salon (located in Ramada Jumeirah) – click here if you missed it. For more information and appointments, give them a call on 04 7027098.

The tales of Emperor Akbar and his wittiest minister Birbal are an integral part of Indian folklore. Their stories often end with a moral teaching, and have been passed down to generations of fascinated young children.birbal-ki-kichdi-story-akbar-birbal-folktales-indian-tresind-dubai-indian-fine-dining-review-by-the-tezzy-files-dubai-food-blogger-best-blog-ahlan-masala-awards-2016

Interestingly, Birbal was the only Hindu in Emperor Akbar’s court. Born Mahesh Das, stories of his timely wit and moral standing won him over as Akbar’s dearest adviser, much to the chagrin of his counterparts.

One of the most popular Akbar Birbal stories is entitled ‘Birbal Ki Kichdi‘ (Birbal’s Kichdi). What is Kichdi you ask? An Indian risotto would be the best way to describe it to a global audience. However, the Indian counterpart is not as starchy as the one eaten by Italians. Indian kichdi is made up of near-equal proportions of rice and lentils, cooked together along with a mix of spices, and enriched with ghee (Indian clarified butter). Here is how the story goes:

I had the pleasure of being invited for a sneak peak of Sephora’s Winter 2016 lineup, and let me warn you to tighten those purse strings… the new season range, set to hit the stores from 1st December 2016, is sure to make you go broke! There were just so many things I have added to my Christmas wishlist… a brand new storage system for all my makeup stash being one!

However, space should not be an issue with Sephora’s very own Geometricolor Palette. With 80 eye-shadows, 32 lip glosses, 6 eye-liners, 4 brow powders, 4 blushes, 4 contouring powders and 1 generously sized mirror, you have an endless list of makeup possibilities with this beauty!

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