Established way back in 1979, Rasasi Perfumes is a household name in the Gulf region. This family business was spearheaded by the very enterprising Abdul Razzak Kalsekar who is still overseeing the business today, along with his six sons.
I spent an afternoon in their City Centre Deira branch last Friday morning, and was in awe with the very beautiful, spacious interiors of the store. The store takes cues from simplistic yet classy Parisian design. On the one end is a selection of oud chips, and an array of long-necked glass bottles with interesting perfume potions that can be mixed together and customized.
My eyes caught sight of the absolutely stunning enamel bottles that were on display. Each look like a work of art, and I was quite certain they’d cost a fortune. To my surprise, most of these retail for under AED 200!
Last week I spent a really fun-filled afternoon in Ikea, and no, I wasn’t shopping for home improvements!
This Swedish home furnishings giant has built a solid reputation over the last few decades, but what makes the brand even more endearing is their stance at being accessible to all, and their very core idea that family comes first. Apart from affordably priced furniture with (almost) easy DIY assembling steps, Ikea’s inbuilt restaurant is almost always packed.
I have an inside joke about my hair. While others talk about the cliche ‘silky mane’, I claim mine’s more like cotton in texture (even bordering linen on particularly dry, frazzled days). With all that bleaching, the constant humidity and a need for washing it out far too often, my hair is crying out for some serious TLC.
Already a huge fan of the sheet masks and many of the innovative skincare products that fall under the ‘made in Sephora’ umbrella, imagine my excitement when Sephora announced the launch of its very own overnight hair masks!
The world of skincare is full of buzzwords. Many come and go, but one that has retained the test of time and gets regularly recommended by respected dermatologits worldwide is Hyaluronic Acid. But what is it exactly, and how can an ‘acid’ be good for our skin?
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Sephora Fall 2017 launch event. Every girl worth her makeup bag eagerly awaits anything to do with Sephora, there’s always something new and exciting happening here.
I got a sneak-peak of many of the brand new Fall 2017 beauty goodies that are hitting the Sephora shelves this October, and wanted to share a rundown of my favorites here with you…
As a part of my bedtime beauty regime, I love a good, highly moisturizing body butter. Even in the peak of summer, I feel certain areas need extra TLC and I therefore prefer highly nourishing formulations.
I am becoming a huge fan of Abu Dhabi-born organic beauty brand Womn Cosmetics. Conceptualized and created (hand-made to boot!) by husband and wife duo Goran and Nena, every product in their range is loaded with natural goodness. I was therefore elated to receive a jar of their Avocado Dream body butter.
Look what came in my Bashara Care monthly box this month… the Lime Crime Venus 2 palette! If you’ve been following my beauty posts for a while now, you already know how much I love Lime Crime. I’ve been ordering in their crazy cool shades of Velvetines lipsticks well before they hit the UAE market (click here for a recap), and I did a complete review with swatches on the original Lime Crime Venus palette here before.
I absolutely LOVE my original Lime Crime Venus eye-shadow palette, and will surely keep the gorgeous box well after all the product has been used up. I am a sucker for great packaging, and love the pop-art take on the renaissance inspired Venus.
So imagine my delight to find the funkier, nose-ringed bad ass twin palette on none other than BasharaCare.com ! Retailing at a very affordable AED 155 and with no shipping fee within the UAE, and speedy delivery within 24 hours, buying this brand new beauty was a piece of cake.
Imagine combining the healing power of gemstones with beauty. Such lavish thought, such sought-after luxury can only be conceptualized in the Middle East. A brand new skincare brand pioneered by a pair of Kuwaiti princesses and proudly made in the UK, the very concept of Prismologie had me excited the very first time I saw it filling up my social media feeds.
I was sent these absolutely adorable sample-sized tubes to try, and wanted to share my initial thoughts on the brand with you here today.
It’s one thing to have a loving husband who buys you all the beauty products you crave for, and another to have one who creates an entire brand of gorgeous, certified organic skincare under your name! Proudly a UAE product, this is the real-life story of Goran and Nena, the talented husband and wife duo behind Abu Dhabi-based WoMn Cosmetics.
In 2015 Goran, a Master of Pharmacy graduate from Croatia with over 16 years of work experience in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry, decided to experiment with creating his very own skincare concoctions at home. He lovingly called his range WoMn Cosmetics, as ‘WoMn’ stands for ‘Wife of Mine Nena’. What a lucky girl Nena is!
I found myself in MedStar medical center (Bur Dubai, Dubai) yesterday. Rest assured I am in perfect health; this was a media visit to get a better rundown on the much coveted VelaShape 3 treatment. Here’s my Insta-story incase you missed it on @thetezzyfiles :