What’s not to love about subscription boxes? They are the ‘from me, to me’ gift we all deserve… with an element of surprise thrown in.
Dubai beauty buffs are spoilt for choice with so many monthly subscription boxes in the market that are dedicated to makeup, skincare and general wellness. If you are looking for a makeup option, Doll Me Up is a great choice as this monthly box only caters to high-end luxury brands at very affordable rates.
Unboxing a Doll Me Up box is a treat in itself. Each box comes with 5 different products from different brands. Here’s a look at what I found in mine this month:
Jodhpur Royal Dining is one of my favorite places for Indian fine-dining in the city, and they have really upped their game this holy month with a very special Iftar menu.
The menu is divided into Veg and Non-Veg options, and consists of pre-starters, starters, main-courses, sides and desserts.
Starting off the magical culinary journey, diners get to break their fast with a dramatic selection of stuffed dates.
Back by popular demand, UberTREES is spreading the spirit of Christmas around the city of Dubai with real, living Christmas trees!
Forget the faux plastic tree that’s obviously in need of some dusting since last season, and fill your festive living space with the scent of fresh pine.
Numaish Exhibitions, my favorite exhibitor for all things gloriously ‘desi’, is back with a bang with a one-day Winter Show… and its happening this Friday at Godolphin Ballroom, Emirates Towers (Dubai)!
Pan Emirates and I go back a long time. Our living-room set was bought from their Sharjah branch almost a decade ago, and is still as cushy as ever. Their furniture range covers everything from classic to modern, and have a very quirky collection of collectible decor.
One of the UAE leading furniture and home decor stores, Pan Emirates has always been great value for money and are constantly working on enhancing the consumer experience.
Heading to the movies anytime soon? Ditch the cliche bag of popcorn and go all-out gourmet… and I’m talking Michelin Starred gourmet!
Vox Gold has introduced a brand new menu created by none other than Michelin Starred Gary Rhodes himself. I got to meet the celebrated chef at the press event at City Centre Deira last week.
His exquisite creations for Vox Gold include Barbeque Salmon Kebabs, Peppered Beef Fillet Sticks, Seared Foi Gras in a Sesame Bun, Warm Cheese Fondue, and my favorite, a very delectable Avocado tart.
It’s been yet another hectic week, and I am sooo… looking forward to the weekend! I want to stay in, slap on a face mask (probably play with the putty-like Lush Jelly Masks you might have seen on my Instagram feed), oil my hair (do read up on my hair oiling challenge) and Binge Race on Netflix!
What is Binge Racing (or ‘Binge Watching’ you ask? Yes, its a real thing! It refers to the ability (or rather, addiction) to speed though an entire show season within 24 hours of its release.
According to Netflix statistics, 8.4 million of the world population are Binge Racers!
Balloons are synonymous for happy days, a happy childhood. A helium balloon, hanging on to a string, is a little piece of magic for young children. As a little girl I always daydreamed of flying off like Mary Poppins with a bouquet of brightly colored balloons, and my heart sank whenever I lost one to the clouds.
Last week this big, cheerful box arrived in my post and reignited childhood memories. This is the Balloonee Helium Kit, an ultra cute, ultra convenient pack that allows you to make helium balloons yourself. Wish we had these when we were kids!
One dreary workday and an hour of endless traffic later, I came home to these gorgeous blooms from A Better Florist. A beautiful bouquet is like a spiritual cheerleader on a dreary day, and these gorgeous blooms uplift even the most forgotten corner of the house.
Rewind a few years ago, and I would have never thought I could carry off blonde hair with my tanned complexion. And then the whole balayage revolution takes over, the two-toned hair coloring technique that makes you look like you live on an exotic beach. The upper portion remains darker (great for lazy bums like me as we don’t have to scoot to the salon for retouches), and from midway down its a whole load of artsy strokes of blonde!
Balayage is a work of art, and I wouldn’t trust any hairdresser to get it right. My hair was done for the second time by the very talented Roger from Station 10 Beauty Salon in Ramada Jumeirah hotel, and I am absolutely loving it! I’ve gone a little lighter on the blonde from last time as you can see below, and I hope to keep it that way for as long as possible.