Ramadan Kareem! Here’s wishing you and your loved ones a very joyous, blessed month.

Ramadan is by far my most favorite month of the year. This month of fasting observed by Muslims the world over is the perfect time for personal introspection, a time for both a physical and emotional cleanse.

Apart from the shorter work hours that we enjoy in our part of the world, I love how everything comes to life in the evenings. The Ramadan markets will soon be abuzz, and the malls are open well past midnight. And the food… we are absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to both Iftar and Suhoor buffets.

I’ve had the pleasure of trying out a few Iftars, and will keep updating this list as the month goes by. Hope you find it useful!

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As much as I love my eggs sunny side up, I often smear uncooked eggs on my face. Gotta love DIY Beauty.

This super simple face mask really does deliver on an instant, dewy glowing complexion and you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. And for those of you who fear the stench of raw eggs, the orange and honey really do manage to mask it up!

This is NOT a recipe post 😆 . As much as I love my eggs #sunnysideup I often smear uncooked eggs on my face. Gotta love #DIYBeauty . Tezzy's DIY Eggy Glow Mask ✨ . Step 1: Take 1 Al Jazira Golden Eggs (their fortified eggs are enriched with extra skin-loving Omega 3) & seperate the egg white. Whip till frothy #armworkout . Step 2: Squeeze the juice of half a mandarin into the egg white. Freshly squeezed orange is high in Vitamin C, great for #glowingskin . Step 3: Add a generous heaped teaspoon of honey. Honey is a natural antibacterial and soothes, moisturizes and protects the skin . Step 4: Whip it all up together . Step 5: Brush onto the face evenly. Allow to dry slightly, and add a second layer . Step 6: Wash off after 15 minutes #YouGlowGirl . . E G G Z E L L E N T M A S K I N G . #eggmask #skincare #aljaziragoldeneggs #dubaibeauty #homemademask #naturalbeauty #diymask #organicskincare #egghead #huffpostwomen #facemask #dubaibeautyblog #masking #dubaibeautyblog @huffpostwomen @bbcgoodfoodmiddleeast @wkndmag #beautyregime #middleeastblog #skincareblog #onmyface #skinglow #notarecipepost #naturalskincare @goldeneggs_aljazira

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K-Beauty lovers rejoice! Korea’s much talked about skincare brand Vitabrid is now available in the UAE market.

Harnessing the power of Vitamin C for flawless, ageless skin, Vitabrid Cš² offers an innovative, scientifically advanced range of skincare formulations for all skin types.

I have been using the Vitabrid Cš² Face Brightening Powder for the past 3 weeks, and wanted to share my thoughts with you.

✨ K-Beauty lover's will be super excited to hear that award-winning Korean skincare brand Vitabrid C12 has finally launched in the UAE ✨ . Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and is also an essential ingredient for collagen synthesis . The Vitabrid skincare & haircare range is formulated with 12-hour Transdermal Vitamin C, and this new-age technology promises you will 'C the difference' . I've been using the Vitabrid Face Brightening powder, a concentrated powder formulation you have to mix in with water before application. Review coming soon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @vitabridmena @vitabridusa @vitabridc12 #vitabridmena #vitabridc12 #vitabrid #kbeauty #skincareflatlay #skincare #beauty #beautyblog #skincareblog #dubaiskincare #middleeastinfluencer #vitaminc #koreanbeauty #vitamincfacepowder #vitabridfacebrightening #antiaging #hyundaiibt #flatlayuae @flatlaystyle @flatlayuae #dubaiblog

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I got introduced to Italian makeup brand Zoeva at the Sephora Summer 2017 launch last year, after which the Zoeva Nude Spectrum Eye-Shadow Palette has become a ‘can’t live without’ staple in my makeup stash.

This summer, Sephora Middle East is launching the much-coveted Zoeva Opulence collection featuring an extravagant eye-shadow palette, a ritzy blush palette and a luxurious vegan brush set.

Zoeva Opulence Eye Shadow Palette Review Sephora Middle East Dubai Beauty Makeup Blogger Blog The Tezzy Files Swatches (5)

I am now the proud owner of not one, but two Zoeva eye-shadow palettes! While the Nude Spectrum features earthy tones and a balanced mix of shimmery and matte, the brand new Zoeva Opulence Eye-Shadow Palette lives up to its name with a predominantly metallic range of shades that exude the finer things in life.

A couple of weeks ago, my family and I had the pleasure of being invited to newly opened Fogo de ChĂŁo in DIFC, Dubai. This fine-dining Brazilian steakhouse might be new to our region, but has been around since 1979. It is rare to come across restaurant chains that have a long lineage of history, let alone one that started with humble beginnings and trail-blazed its presence across continents, proudly showcasing special cuts that are well and truly a part of the Brazilian heritage.

The founders of Fogo de ChĂŁo grew up on a traditional Southern Brazilian farm in Serra Gaucha where they learnt the art of churrasco grilling, a milestone that would soon pave the way for their very successful culinary careers.

Last weekend my little family and I were invited to try out the brand-new menu at Carnival by Tresind. This restaurant ranks high on my all-time favorites in the city, and never ceases to amaze. From the magical interiors to the spectacular dishes, all served with the frills and thrills we have become accustomed to when it comes to the Tresind label, I always get a tad too excited when dining here.

The new menu pays tribute to Colonial India, a time when the British reigned the country and had a significant influence on its traditional cuisine. 

I am a huge fan of the contouring technique. Contouring was made for fat faces, and to disguise a love for chocolate. A very skilled job keeps that jawline defined, and those cheeks uplifted even when you forget to pucker up for that pic.

My love for contouring has my makeup drawers stuffed with contouring powders and palettes from many a coveted brand, and then I stumbled upon the art of draping…

Draping is contouring with a pop of color, and has actually been around since the Eighties pop culture phase. Think bright, happy cheeks all flushed a gorgeous pink. 

Love crab, but a little wary  of the apron-clad hammering massacre scene? Brand new fine-dining destination Crab Market is a culinary haven for Dubai seafood lovers.

Located on the 15th floor Emirates Financial Towers (North Tower) in DIFC Dubai, the expansive new space boasts of panoramic views of the city, including the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Frame. The interiors are tastefully topnotch with starch-white linen, plush sofas a dedicated glass room for specialty wines, and a smorgasbord of delectable fresh seafood sitting on pristine ice right at the front.

They even have live crab in the tanks, and if you so wish, you can even have a go at fishing out your catch of the day with the automated mini forklifts.