Dubbed ‘Mother Nature’s Sports Drink’, natural organic coconut water is not just a passing health-food craze.

A glass of pure coconut water is super hydrating thanks to its naturally occurring electrolytes, has far less calories than a commercial sports drink, is naturally fat and cholesterol free, and has more potassium than four regular bananas!

There are many coconut water brands on the supermarket shelves today, but not all are created equal. Many are loaded with sugar and added preservatives.

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Vita Coco has recently made an appearance in UAE grocery aisles, and given the brand’s celebrity following, I am sure their drinks will be quite the rave here too.

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Do you have a signature lippy shade? You know, that particular shade of lipstick that is just so ‘you’ that you smear it on without a second thought and would even reuse for a special night out?

Picking a signature lipstick shade can be quite a puzzle…

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El Chico, the authentic Mexican food chain from Southern United States, opened its third branch in the UAE on Friday 23rd Jan.

El Chico has a branch on JBR, Dubai. In Abu Dhabi, the chain already had a presence in Dalma Mall, and given the high demand for authentic Mexican cuisine, El Chico has now opened its second branch in the capital in the very stylish World Trade Center Mall. el chico wtc mall

Hanan Taha (or rather Dr. Hanan Taha!) and I go back a long time. We used to go to school together, and although we haven’t met since high-school we still keep abreast on each other’s lives via Facebook (thank goodness for social media!).

Hanan is based in Houston, Texas and is a qualified dermatologist. With a friend who works wonders on skincare for a living, I had to steal some beauty tips off her!

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