And the winner is…

Maryo0m! Congratulations!!!

Your gifts will be with you soon 🙂

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Why I love Kanzi

Anyone who keeps an avid eye on Abaya & Jalabiya Couture could tell you without a moments hesitation that simple is the new extravagant.

In recent years, Middle Eastern fashion has undergone a noticeable shift. Gone are the days of bright gaudy colours, random embellishments and thick, heavy embroidery… Now it’s all about a balanced pop of colour, haute embellishments (not something a five year old could put together), various fabrics, cuts & textures – more or less muted than the previous sparkle but by no means dull..

However, lets be honest…we love to hate the Khaleej for its ostentatiousness and lasciviousness. We secretly love the name-dropping, the high-end labels, bag envy, diamonds and yes dare I admit it? Even the gamboo3a

So for me, Kanzi (Facebook/Twitter) are the perfect marriage between old and new, modern yet glamorous..and with just the right amount of bling – to accentuate but not overpower – lovingly crystallised with swarovski elements the name ‘Kanzi’ is truly one to watch. If till now, Arabian Couture was in its teething phase, Kanzi have sucessfully aided its transition to a more established, elegant and well-poised era.

Not only are Kanzi doing incredibly well at home in the UAE with a loyal and also royal clientele list, their coveted gowns are also available at Harrods!
Who would have thought the world famous brand synonymous with luxury would be linked to the humble Arabian dress?
Now if that isn’t an accolade enough to Shk.Amal Al Maktoum and Raghda Taryams’ designing finesse then I don’t know what is!

Here is some more eye candy to feast on…All of a similar model I believe

Beautifully ethereal

I’m getting that kid stuck to toy-shop window-display-feeling

Don’t you just adore the embellished leggings?

This exquisite ensemble was not just made to be worn…it requires savouring, appreciation and respect. Its wearer too should bask in its glory..be waited upon hand and foot..all the while being fed luscious macarons sprawled against a chaise-longueonly the best will suffice.

All hail facebook

Whilst I constantly surprise myself and exceed my own self-constraints and occasional barriers I often find I can go from techie whizz to pure dunce in a matter of moments

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Moving on swiftly..I have a facebook page! Yes! Its true.Though I need to yet ‘like‘ it myself (unfortunately my mobile is crapping itself at the moment) the page is born and I already have my first fan (you know who you are – you’re awesome you)

So you’ve got the opportunity go and hold the forte, man the decks, go!

Macarons | Moda | Mikyaj – Facebook

See you in a little while

Hairy tales – Sesame oil

It’s currently 10:49 pm, and after a pretty hectic and simultaneously lazy day i’ve finally managed to slip into my pj’s and write…

Saturday evening is a shamelessly bigoted -ME- day. Full of pampering, relaxation and beautifying…My brother dubs it ‘my air-head evening’ well..the quest of attaining perfection never ceases

So faced with the mind-boggling question of ‘what shall I indulge in today?’ came the unsavoury answer as my glance fell on my hair..

We’re all in pursuit of a miracle for our hair, and being women we’re rarely happy…poker straight, frizz free, luscious, vibrant undamaged locks, ya leyt! The dream. But did you know the simple application of particular super oils alongside a relaxing scalp massage (to boost circulation) can go a long way?

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Take Simsim (sesame) for one!
Applying Sesame oil regularly to the hair strengthens hair roots, prevents excessive brittleness and split ends, and also works to nourish the hair shafts. As if that wasn’t enough its fantastic in healing scalp infections, and known to darken hair! Psst suffering from greys? I won’t tell if you won’t!

What are you waiting for? The key to gorgeous hair is in your hands!

Go slather yourself in natures liquid gold!