What’s not to love about Lush? This British natural beauty brand is an icon in its own right. Apart from their gorgeous range (which you can sniff down a mile away!), I love Lush for their philanthropic stance.

Lush has always gone the extra mile to showcase their love for the environment. From urging customers to recycle their famous Lush pots (take 5 empty pots back and get a free fresh face mask!) and their very artistically done up interiors made of reclaimed eco-friendly material (click here for more on that), I have always loved the concept of the Lush wraps.

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The month of love is upon us, and the media is sure to inundate you with a whole lot of fluff, pink hearts and drool-worthy diamonds. Being a full-time marketeer myself, I too fall into this cliche drill, but this time round I thought of creating a lineup of gifting ideas that take the meaning of ‘love’ beyond the cliche fluff and romance.

There is a great deal of love that needs to go around in the world today, and what better way to show it than spend your money on brands that go the extra mile to give back to the community? From beauty, fashion and beyond, there are so many great options to consider.

Health freaks have been drinking gallons of green tea for a while now, but have you heard of green coffee? Green coffee has become quite the buzzword in the world of weight-loss campaigns, yet this gimmick-like stance has a whole lot of scientific backing to go with it… as well as an impressive list of health-enhancing benefits.

I have been sipping on cups of Qafe Green Coffee, an instant green coffee scientifically developed by QNET, a health and wellness conglomerate based in Hong Kong. Read on to learn more about green coffee, and perhaps you would like to give it a go for yourself.

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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!

Brace yourselves Dubai… the world’s leading dance event is coming to our city on Friday 11th November 2016, and it is going to be absolutely epic! Mark this date on your calendar, because we are about to be treated to the grandest party in the desert ever!

The organizers have really gone all out with this dance festival, and Sensation Dubai is set to rock the city at Dubai Desert Dome (Bab Al Shams). Just look at how spectacular the venue looks!

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The quintessential Indian sari is an eternal masterpiece. Adorned by women of the subcontinent, the 6 yards come in a never-ending array of colours and textiles, and who better to talk to about it than the ‘Master of Weaves’ himself!

Gaurang Shah has earned this reputation in the Indian fashion fraternity, and will be giving Dubai a glimpse into his fascinating world on 17th September at the Opera Ballroom – Taj Dubai.

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I had the honor of chatting with Gaurang right before his Dubai debut. Humble as he is creative, Gaurang gave me many interesting insights into the world of Indian fashion.

Mazaher translates to orange blossom, a fragrant essence often found sprinkled on gourmet Arabic delicacies. It is also the name of Trade Center Dubai’s newest Lebanese restaurant, and I had the pleasure of being invited for Iftar there last week.

The restaurant interiors are delightfully bright, chirpy and bistro-style. With Parisian-style cafe seating, potted plants and arched doorways, Mazaher is every bit the quintessential boutique-style cafe.

Image taken from http://www.mazaher-dubai.com

Being charitable, generous and giving are just some of the kind virtues we are encouraged to act upon during the holy month of Ramadan. If you are looking for an easy way to give back to the community, you might want to consider being a part of the #AKiloOfKindness campaign by Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers. The hotel has teamed up with Beit Al Kheir, a special local charity that will benefit from the donation. All you have to do is donate a kilogram of non-perishable food items, and these will be distributed among the less-fortunate.

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I found this little sampler tub in my goodie bag from the Sephora Middle East event last month, and it has become a staple in my handbag ever since.

Sephora Whipped Cream Body Moisturizer with Watermelon Extract review by The Tezzy Files Dubai Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger (1)

Brand new under the Sephora umbrella, this Sephora Whipped Cream Body Moisturizer with Watermelon Extract is delightfully light and airy, and has a cooling effect when it comes in contact with the skin. It has a delicious scent of freshly cut watermelon which makes it ideal for the increasingly hot weather we are destined to face in the coming months, and best of all, it is sensitive enough to share with little ones.