Remember that time during the recession, the beauty industry was not affected because of the ‘lipstick effect’? The only little luxury women allowed themselves to make them ‘feel good’? Now, we have the lip filler effect. All over instagram I see enhanced lips, some look incredible (so good that I feel tempted to plump up mine a bit more) and some, which don’t look so … Continue reading THE YEAR OF THE LIP
Gosh, it’s been a while since I have had the luxury of time to spare a few minutes on my blog, partly because of moving onto pastures new and also feeling like I want to give more to my readers than just products ‘I love’…. A bit of an update for you all, I left my corporate job for the creativity and freedom of joining … Continue reading Micro-influencers, Maximum engagement
As the humidity rises in Dubai and glorious summer days make a long-awaited arrival in England, it’s time to lighten your make-up load. It’s easy to get caught in a make up rut and for some, the thought of leaving the house without foundation is not even an option. I am an advocate of natural make up and I’m always going on about enhancing natural beauty … Continue reading Bare faced cheek!
Although double-cleansing has been a part of my skincare regime since 2000, Hollywood starlets embraced the Erno Laszlo double-cleanse as a core principle of their skincare regime back in the 1920’s. Back then, Erno Laszlo urged his clients to switch from cold cream to his now infamous two-step oil and bar soap duo for a deeper, more effective cleanse. As one of the original doctor … Continue reading What do you mean, you don’t double-cleanse?
On the 36th floor of the H hotel, you’ll find a sweet little spot aptly named ‘Play’. I heard about this place last year and also heard/read mixed reviews, some positive and some, not so positive. Either way, I like to judge for myself, so I finally headed over with Mr QB, She-earl, Madame Sara Larabi and Miss fusspot Mary, a good mix of people … Continue reading Play with your food
For a number of reasons, I have been AWOL on social media for a while, primary reason being my beloved Baby Blue was ill with terminal cancer and he went to sleep forever last week. It’s still too soon to talk about it but I will when I am ready. Another reason is because I was studying reformer pilates, which I will cover in a … Continue reading Out with the old, in with..the favourites
Eating There’s a new kid on the block, well actually, at Dubai Marina and it’s called Bistro Des Arts. The owners are French, the menu is typically French (think an upmarket version of Cafe Rouge), the location for me is out of the way but I have been craving the Moelleux Toblerone dessert and I will most certainly be back for more. Loving the women’s … Continue reading #ELW October
Living and working in Dubai is not a permanent holiday as some of my friends seem to think (*shakes head and finger simultaneously). However, somehow, I don’t know how BUT us expats ALWAYS find the time to discover new places to eat. In a city where residents eat out on average 11 x week and where 139 new properties (91 hotels and 48 hotel apartments) … Continue reading Eating, Loving and Wearing (#ELW)
Eating Warm Chocolate Mousse at La Serre. Loving and wearing my fringed skirt from Zara. Continue reading #ELW 28 September
Eating at Catch Dubai at the Fairmont Hotel. This hip little spot is hidden away at the Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road. Besides from a few too many trout pouts, the crowd were unpretentious and the ambience was right up my street, with some classic hip hop tracks and some seriously delish dishes. Loving, love and in love with diptyque’s new Oud Palao fragrance. There is so … Continue reading #ELW 27th September