We all know the importance of sunscreen. I even based one of my very first blog posts on it (click here for details). Yet I know so many beauty mavens out there that actually skip on the sunscreen as it can mess up their makeup.

Can’t blame them really. Conventional sunscreens out there tend to be ultra greasy and leave a harsh whiteness on the complexion, which can be especially unflattering on camera.

Well I have great news for you… Urban Decay’s Urban Defense Complexion Primer comes with a built-in SPF 30 protection, so you won’t have to sacrifice skincare in the name of makeup!

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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!

 

The very thought of oiling my hair has always been rather icky to me. Sure, I love a good hot oil massage, but hate the feeling of lukewarm oil on my scalp. Many hair oiling advocates even urge sleeping in with a head full of oil… the very thought of slick, stained pillows and greased up cheeks in the morning turns me off.

Yet my hair is crying out for some serious TLC. All that hair coloring has stripped it of its natural moisture, and a regular hair conditioner is just not cutting it.

Like a prayer answered, I was sent this bottle of WoMn Cosmetics Hair Moisturizer with Brahmi and Hibiscus Oil from my favorite local organic beauty brand Womn Cosmetics. But how am I to fit hair oiling sessions into my busy lifestyle? You have to keep the oil on your tresses for atleast 3 hours (and rookies do an all-nighter). I certainly can’t show up with a greasy, limp scalp at work, and this month is chockablock with post-work blogging events.

Do you have a similar dilemma to mine? If so, read on for some sneaky tricks on squeezing some much needed (oily) TLC for your tresses:

The Pancake House is a much-loved cafe-style franchise from the Philippines, and UAE Kabayan will be thrilled to know we now have a branch of our very own in Burjuman, Dubai.

With retro-style quirky cool interiors and an enticing lineup of menu options, I was surprised to discover that, despite the name, Pancake House serves far more than just pancakes!

I was seated next to a Filipino journalist at the media opening last week, and he was telling me that their Beef Bolognese was ‘pure love’, its a flavor he’s grown up with. It was quite endearing to see so much emotion being associated with a dish. 

#TrueStory A couple of weeks ago, we got a call from our building caretaker. He tells us that the apartment right under us has been complaining about leakage from their bathroom roof.

The culprit is our bathtub… whenever we shower, our neighbours get a spray-down of it too! Pretty grotesque, but what was even scarier was when the plumber came around.

Turns out the clogging in the bathtub drainage is equivalent to a heart-attack of sorts. The pipes, like clogged up arteries, gave way to a major piping breakdown… and it was cholesterol. It was my hair. 

The Imperial Suite at Fairmont Dubai took on a beautiful hue of blush pink, and an absolutely stunning array of pink-themed desserts sat on the table infront of me.

However, this was no ordinary afternoon tea, but rather a celebration of the global solidarity in the fight against Breast Cancer.

In association with Friends of Cancer patients, local celebrity designer Arwa Bait-El-Mal who creates stunning modest-style silhouettes under the label Juri Fashion, dressed up 6 brave, beautiful women, all of whom are breast cancer survivors.

 

Art Karat by Indian jewelry designer Asha Kamal Modi has become synonymous with the glitz and glamour of Bollywood. This besotted brand has adorned the screens of ten major Bollywood blockbusters including Jodha Akbar, Ram-Leela, Devdas and Bajirao Mastani, and is a favorite with celebrities including Rekha, Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit and Tina Ambani.

 

Stranger Things, the ever-popular supernatural thriller, has started airing season 2 this Friday 27th October.

Exclusively aired on Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service provider, Stranger Things is set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980s, and revolves around the investigation of a missing young boy and the supernatural events surrounding the mystery. The second season promises many more popcorn-gripping twists and turns, and I am gearing up to a Netflix binge-watch session this coming weekend!

And if the launch of Stranger Things season 2 isn’t good news enough, here’s enticing news for all you foodies out there…