Honored to be featured in a Wknd magazine article by the Khaleej Times today, and that too on natural beauty ūüôā

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Thank-you very much for the opportunity Janice Rodrigues. Do have a read on her in-depth article entitled¬†‘Get that Natural Glow’¬†(Friday 15th July, 2016). Click here for the online link.

The beauty industry is slowly but surely shifting to a more organic stance. A plethora of age-old natural ingredients have been reintroduced in new-age packaging, and by far the leader of the roost has been the very sought-after Argan Oil.

What is Argan Oil? Where does it come from? Why is it such a beauty hype? Read on for more.

I’m travelling home to New Zealand, and the direct flight from Dubai will take me just over 18 hours in a compressed, air-conditioner thawed plane. This really sets the scene for dry, dehydrated skin. To avoid the all too common ‘jet-lagged’ look, keeping the skin well moisturized, and staying hydrated is key.

I decided to whip up my very own, all-natural, multi-purpose beauty balm for the journey. Why tow along a whole heap of products when you can make do with just one multitasking jar of goodness that you can proudly DIY yourself?

Best of all, this Beauty Balm takes under 10 minutes to create, and you only need 2 easy-to-find ingredients. Read on for the recipe! 

We’ve all heard about Shea Butter.¬†It’s one of those hyped up¬†beauty ingredients that get highlighted on hydrating potions all the time. But what if you could get your hands on raw, natural shea butter all on its own sans any chemical mix-ups?

I got my hands on a jar of this lovely beauty product by Mother Nature from the African stall at Global Village last year, and have been looking for a local supplier ever since. Then I get sent this generously large glass jar from Shea Butter DXB and I am over the moon!

Shea Butter Beauty Benefits and How to Use Includes a Recipe for a Deeply Hydrating Night Cream Dubai Beauty Blogger Natural Organic Beauty (1)

I was introduced to this gorgeous brand by my massage therapist at Chi Spa, Shangri La. Red Flower is an organic natural beauty brand hailing from the United States. Using the finest of ingredients, Red Flower combines the wisdom of beauty rituals that have been passed down for generations across a multitude of cultures.

Chi Spa at Shangri La (Dubai) uses a number of Red Flower products for their various treatments, and also sells the brand in their retail space. The Lemon Coffee Blossom Olive Stone Scrub was one of the first Red Flower products I spotted on their shelves. One whiff, and I was sold!

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At AED 290 for a 411 gram tub, this scrub does not come for cheap. But that scent, oh how I love it! Its a combination of deep, dark roasted coffee with a fresh spark of lemon.

Forget splurging on beauty products. A little common sense goes a long way in preserving that youthful glow. Be beauty-savvy, buy products that work for you, eat right, move more.

Read on for 20 beauty tips that will keep you looking your beautiful best by making your products go the extra mile and keeping your wallet happy.

20 no nonsense beauty tips beautiful you happy wallet save money

Tea tree oil is one of those bathroom cabinet essentials I cannot do without. It’s a multi-tasking gift from Mother Nature thanks to its naturally occurring antiseptic properties.

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This¬†“jack of all trades”¬†essential oil has been used for numerous beauty, health and household uses. Today’s post explores the brief history behind tea tree oil, and lists a number of examples where tea tree oil can be your savior.

Meet the very enterprising Mouna Abbassy, the founder and creative head of Izil, a brand new beauty range from Morocco.image001

In a cut-throat marketplace where brands come and go, Izil stands out from the crowd and has created a special niche for itself by offering high-quality organic beauty products that are based on authentic, age-old Moroccan beauty traditions. 

Moroccan women are famed for their beauty, and their best kept beauty secrets have only recently been made public.

Morocco has given the world of beauty two life-changing goodies; argan oil and Moroccan baths. Combine the two, and you know you’re giving your skin a well deserved treat.

Izil is a brand new line of skincare products from Morocco, and I recently tried out a¬†jar of Izil “Beldi Black” Moroccan Soap.

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