Nailing’ it with Essie

October 26, 2016

Frankly, I don’t like regular nail polish – gel is perfect for someone fidgety like me. I find that whenever I get a manicure with regular polish, no matter HOW still and zombie-like I hold my hands out … rest assured, there is always, always a smudge. The only major bummer about gel is the tedious waiting time. This has become a thing of the past thanks to Essie who have combined the best of both products and have launched their new “gel couture” range. It acts like gel in terms of the look, feel and durability BUT it’s actually […]

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Date night at Katana Dubai

October 3, 2016

This year is my favorite time of year! When the blistering heat of the city FINALLY subsides and you think to yourself with satisfaction that “winter is coming.” Unlike Game of Thrones, winter over HERE ain’t so sinister. It’s when all the fun, outdoorsy stuff fills up your calendar and you really can enjoy Dubai once again. Ripe Market, jazz nights, shisha, food trucks and of course, fine dining with a view. I discovered a total gem of a restaurant last week – Katana Dubai. The very hip and slick Japanese restaurant is a favorite with celebrities in LA and […]

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Float like a Butterfly, Stun like a bee.

September 15, 2016

I was always apprehensive about shopping online. You always hear about these horror stories on Buzzfeed about Chinese knock offs, unflattering fits and gross, static material. You know what they say though – if the bitter ain’t bitter, the sweet ain’t as sweet. In other words, there are some GREAT treasures out there to discover in this world wide web of ours and don’t let the odd crappy item discourage your efforts! I’ve found AMAZING items in the most unlikely of places such as Souq.com, which is bizarrely great for luxurious, designer inspired heels. While I was in Scotland, I […]

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Paris, je t’aime!

August 27, 2016

Whenever I am in UK for the Summer, I plan a little mini break somewhere exciting . This year, I went to Paris for four days with my usual travel companions who you probably recognise from all my travel posts – my BFF and sister. I gave them ONE ultimatum and it wasn’t very sophisticated … I will ONLY go to Paris if we go to Disney world. “But you’re 31!!!!! Grow up!!” they huffed, exasperated. “DISNEY!!!” I insisted brattily, stomping my foot like Verruca Salt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Reluctantly, they agreed. They tried to squirm out […]

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Loosening up with Jacqueline Bissett

August 1, 2016

I think the moment I fell in love with fashion illustration was when I first laid eyes on the amazing, glamorous illustrations sketched on Jackie Collin’s book covers. They were always so feminine, fluid and loose with a modern, minimalistic pop of color that was so eye catching to me! These drawings had such personality, sass and drama – a perfect match to the seductive and sexy stories I was addicted to! Over the years, I started recognizing the same illustrations everywhere on luxury brands like Thomas Sabo, Selfridges and Mac. Last week, in a perfect twist of fate, I […]

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MVC’s Diamond Dry Cut Review

July 21, 2016

When it comes to haircuts, I take a Fox Mulder-like stance and “Trust no one.” Too many times have I gone to the salon for long layers and come back with a dreadful cut – you know EXACTLY which one I mean, right? Where you have a poofy-like ball “layer” on your head “complimented” with thin, straggly ends. Hands up if you’ve had that done to you. (Meeee!) I have a confession – I’ve been trimming my hair myself for the past couple of years using Youtube tutorials. I know, I know…bless me, Father for I have hair sinned. I […]

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