Inspiration of the day

Because there’s nobody, I repeat nobody, that does it like Mr Saab…

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Make up like Ms Amal!

Oh-my-god

I’m just speechless

This make up is spot on.

Ladies and ladies, brace yourself for this kuwaiti glamourpuss

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I know what i’ll be trying to recreate over the weekend!

Skincare woes

I posted this picture on Instagram a couple of days ago but thought I’ll share on the blog too in the interest of the readers that aren’t on Instagram!

If you are but not already following me now’s the time to add me @Reem007 😉

So where to begin..

I don’t have clear skin.

No matter how many creams I slather, raw vegetables I munch on or how many natural concoctions I prepare I’m just not one of those ladies who’ve been naturally blessed with pearly clear translucent skin…

Don’t get me wrong I don’t have really really bad skin but it’s lack lustre and far from flawless.

I’ve begun to see a pattern infact – at max I get around 1.5-2 weeks of clear skin then the tell-tell signs of bumps ensue and then at that time of the month I get a vicious onslaught of under the skin bumps particularly around the mouth and jawline indicating quite clearly its a hormonal issue so theres not much I can do

After that problem and the bumps clearing up I am unfortunately left with the telltale signs of pigmentation and a whole bunch of marks that I am in a constant battle to get rid of – its a vicious circle.

In the quest to banish the unsightly marks off I went to Debenhams to pick up a mega 50 ml Clinique dark spot corrector – luckily for me it was at a duty free price and the sales assistant even threw in a few freebies!

So here’s my current regimen – i’d love to hear you share yours! A lovely lady on instagram recommended me to try Neostrata (anyone heard of it?) so ill definitely be looking into that!

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Everyday

(1) Elemis tri enzyme facial wash
(2) Clinique even better dark spot corrector
(3) Elemis rose and lavender bliss capsules
(4) Elemis pro collagen marine cream (Night)

Bi weekly Exfoliaters

I’m alternating between
(1) Liz earle gentle face exfoliator
(2) Clinique 7 day scrub
(3) Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel

Weekly Masks

Again i’m alternating between
(1) Liz earle deep cleansing mask
(2) Turmeric & Honey
(3) Oats rosewater and milk

and on top of all of the above i’ve been having fortnightly crystal clear microdermabrasion facials

Lets see how it goes – wish me luck

Gingerbread Scrub

I have a weakness for all things sweet and when it comes to do-it-yourself beauty tricks a sweet scent is all the more pleasing!

To get rid of dead skin cells and leave your skin super smooth try the following simple scrub.

Note the pic below is prior to adding the almond oil then it turns a gorgeous chocolate fudgey brown hue!

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Ingredients
Dark soft brown sugar
Granulated white sugar
Coffee granules
Generous amount of cinnamon
Few drops of an essential oil of your choice (i like lavender)
Sweet almond oil

Warning: You WILL smell delicious!

Do you have any favourite tricks up your sleeve? Come on now sharing is caring

Accessorise With Arabic Calligraphy!

I absolutely adore Arabic Calligraphy.


There’s just something so beautiful about it – the femininity, the soft curves, a timeless blend of traditional and modern..Even if you cannot read Arabic it’s elegant script & composition is beautiful to behold…

In recent times, we’ve gotten used to the appearance of Arabic calligraphy in exhibitions, museums, canvases & art and design. Thats exactly why I was so excited to come across Ahlaam Ali’s jewellery designs – all incorporating this stunning dynamic script.

How beautiful is this ring? You can get it personalised with your name too.
I can’t wait to get my hands on something like this!

Cufflinks for the man in your life! I LOVE!
How smart are they? Starched dishdasha, these shiny cufflinks & aviator glasses…dayum.

Tiffany inspired necklaces – so so cute!!
Pair with a simple tee for a nonchalant but stylish look.

Block ring with initials – now thats what I call a statement ring. Against a black abaya it would totally stand out!

…and the best till last, oversized earrings. Speechless.
I would totally rock those.

What do you think about these pieces? Which one do you like the most?
I love everything I’ve posted so far <;3

Would you proudly sport Arabic bling???

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Dress Like Dello Russo

If we thought H&M struck gold with the Marni Collaboration then Anna Del Russos’ in an entirely different league..

I did try to contain myself, to stop myself from jumping on the bandwagon, of being swept up in the inherent wave of thrilled bloggers all singing praise of Anna Del Russo & her collaboration with H&M…but what’s a girl to do?

When faced with the tantalising prospect of owning such glam accessories, one just has to succumb – for writing is all you can do to let out steam – to quell the ignited fire.

This golden Alice-In-Wonderland collaboration will include evening clutches, jewellery, shoes and a supposed trolley (travel suitcase in british lay-man terms).

Here’s the sneak peak pic that showcases some of the items to be..gold, gold & more gold..yay!

My absolute favourite is the Fayrouz (turqoise) bag (I mean the gold one on left with turk stone) it reeks of versace, wealth and societies elite…How lush would it look paired with a jet black abaya & the almost-but-not-quite overdone YSL arty ring?

Yves Saint Laurent ring

I can’t wait! 😀