Month: February 2016

BECAUSE MOMMIES ARE SPECIAL

Mothers day is approaching and how are you planing to celebrate this special day with your mum? I know that we all love our moms to infinity and beyond (remembering Buzz Light year here). So we don’t really need one special day maybe. But thinking again, how often do we make our moms realize we love them? How many times have you told her that you love her. If your relationship with your mom is like mine, you both love each other a lot, but fail to express, then this day is for you to show some love. Lets all make our moms realize how special they are, because moms deserve it (and more).

To make her day special its just enough to say you love her, I know. You might have already thought of gifts to give her, jewelry, watches, a spa day or maybe cook for her (her favorite food?). Sorry guys this post is not about various ways of celebrating mothers day or various gifts to give her to let her know she is so special. When I came across a whole new range of beautiful products from lush to pamper and love your Mom on this Mothers day, I thought I must share. Because we all love lush, and this, I think is a perfect gift to make our moms more relaxed and pampered. Not just your mom, I am going to buy this for myself too,because I am a mom too!

For a Mother like no other, she deserves LUSH 

Treat Mum this Mother’s Day with limited edition products and gifts from Lush. For a mother like no other, pamper your Mum with a floral spectacle like Rose Bombshell. Mum can indulge in her choice of Ladybird bubble bars, Yummy Mummy shower cream, or Love You Mum gift set all carefully crafted just for this special occasion.

Ladybird

Bubble Bar

 

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This friendly little ladybird wants to take you under its wing and run you a hot floral bath, filled with sweet geranium oil to aid relaxation. A little peppermint oil gives a menthol hint to this flowery mix, helping to revive and uplift your mind and body.

And look at it, how cute it looks!

Price: AED 39

Sunrise

Soap

 

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Grab hold of your own little piece of the red planet, formed
by layers of juicy tangerine and brightening Sicilian mandarin oils and lather up an extra (terrestrial) toning lather. Dig deeper still to discover a soft murumuru and organic silken tofu core.

If you really want to know why it is called the sunrise, then you should see the picture of the full product. You might be confused if its sun, if I don’t tell you!

 

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Price: AED 41/100g

Yummy Mummy

Shower Cream

 

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The mother of all shower creams, made with Fair Trade organic cocoa butter for blissful lathers and velvet-soft skin. This gloriously sweet blend of Brazilian orange and geranium oil is a sure-fire way to pack some pampering into your daily routine.

Price: AED 52/100g

Rose Bombshell

Bath Bomb

 

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Bursting with yellow rose petals, this bomb is a floral spectacle in your bath. Rose absolute blends with rose oil, Sicilian lemon and floral geranium oils for a beautiful, skin-softening experience.Not convinced yet, see how it melts!

 

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Price: AED 37

Gift sets

If you want to make your mom feel even more special, then you could pamper her gift sets. I love the quirky design of the gift sets.

Just for Mum

Five fabulously pampering soaks await the mum who opens up this pretty package. If mum fancies it, there’s one for each day of the working week, or she can have some truly luxurious weekend baths.

Contains… Intergalactic bath bomb; Twilight bath bomb; Guardians of the Forest bath bomb; Yoga Bomb bath bomb; Rose Bombshell bath bomb

 

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Price: AED 250  

Thanks Mum

Here’s three beautiful shower products to treat you royally, wrapped up in stunning recycled Khadi paper made in rural India.

 

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Contains… Intergalactic bath bomb; Twilight bath bomb; Guardians of the Forest bath bomb; Yoga Bomb bath bomb; Rose Bombshell bath bomb

Price: AED 180

Mum

It’s time for some well-deserved relaxation with this bountiful extravaganza, blooming with freshly made florals.

 

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Contains… Sakura bath bomb; Sunflower bubble bar; Ladybirdbubble bar ummy Mummy shower cream; Respect Your Elders soap; Love and Light hand cream.

Price: AED 300

Happy Mother’s Day

This pack is filled with the sunniest uplifting products to help recharge her batteries and pamper mind and body. In a re-usable tin for her to plant her flowers or put her favourite bath bombs in. Whether it’s a quick wash with Sunrise soap or a long, uplifting Think Pink soak, there’s something to make her feel appreciated every day.

Contains… Rose Bombshell bath bomb; Think Pink bath bomb; Sunflower bubble bar; Yuzu and Cocoa bubbleroon; Sunrise soap; Helping Hands hand cream; Lemony Flutter cuticle butter; Yummy Mummy shower cream.

 

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Price: AED 390

Love You Mum

The gift of pampering baths, to be enjoyed in absolute peace and quiet. These two luxurious bath products are carefully packaged 
in handmade Khadi paper, made by an organization in rural India which uses material offcuts to create beautiful papers.

 

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Contains… Rose Bombshell bath bomb; A French Kiss bubble bar

Price: AED 110

Ladybird

 

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A trio of bath time treats to make busy bees feel as snug as a bug in a warm hug. If you bug your mum about one thing today, make sure it’s that she has a good long soak with one of these luxurious bath treats.

Contains… Sunflower bubble bar; Honey Bee bath bomb; Ladybird bubble bar.

Price: AED 170

I know now you might be even more confused about which one to buy. But don’t worry you have a few more days to figure it out! Once done rush to your next lush stores or visit their website by clicking here. (non-affiliate link, just helping).

HOW TO MAKE ROSE WATER AT HOME

Roses Roses everywhere…..

When February has showed up, wherever you look you see roses. So thought of writing about how you can make rose water at home. I know I am a bit late, but as the phrase says better late than never. Now in this post you get to know three of my favorite ways of making fresh rose water at home. My favorite because its so nice and the methods are really simple. (more…)

LAVENDER AND HONEY FACIAL TONER

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Years back, before getting into some serious skincare routine, toner was something which I thought was unnecessary for my skin. I didn’t want to use too many products on my skin back then. Later on when I realized toner is essential for skincare I started trying out so many of the store-bought toners, from almost every range from most brands. But to be frank I was not really happy about any of them. So after that I started using toners which I made at home. The best part about the toners I make are that I I can customize according to my skin needs and also I can use ingredients which I already have at home  . And they work really well! Seriously! So today I am going to tell you about one of my favorite homemade toners, lavender and honey facial toner.

Why use toners on face

Before getting into the lavender and honey facial toner, I thought it would be a good idea to start with why use toners on your face, I mean any toners. So lets start with this first. But if you already know why and you just want to know about the lavender and honey facial toner, you are welcome to scroll down and read just the part you want. So what toners basically do to your skin is:

  • It moisturizes.
  • It refreshes your skin.
  • Balances the pH level.
  • Leaves your skin softer and smoother.

The lavender and honey facial toner

So let get into our topic now. The lavender and honey facial toner is one of my favorite toners, like I said. You might have already guessed the two main ingredients by now, lets find out what other ingredients you need and how much.

You need:

  • 1/2 tbsp of honey.
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar.
  • 1/2 cup water.
  • 3-4 drops of lavender essential oil.

How to make the lavender and honey facial toner

If you are using raw honey (that’s best) you have to add about two tablespoons of warm water to dissolve the honey. To this stir in the ACV , water and finally the lavender essential oil. Transfer this to a bottle. And its done!

You can use any other essential oils and prepare the facial toners of your choice by the same method. For example, you can use tea tree oil to prepare your own tea tree facial toner, my other favorite. Or you can just make a very simple facial toner by using juice from one lemon and 1/2 cup water or the ACV facial toner by using 1 part ACV to three parts water.

How to use the lavender and honey facial toner

After you are done cleansing your face, take the toner on a cotton pad and apply it on your face and neck. Or if you are using the spritzing bottle, just spray the facial toner on your face and then follow with your normal skincare routine. This is not just for the lavender and honey facial toner, this method is for using any toners in general.

The benefits of using the lavender and honey facial toner

I have already mentioned the benefits of using toners but this particular facial toner helps in treating acne, and in boosting the renewal of skin apart from the other benefits of using toners like leaving your skin fresher, younger, softer smoother and moisturized.

 

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So what do you think about the lavender and honey facial toner? Or do you have any other favorite facial toners? Please comment below and let me know about it.

 

 

WAITING FOR THE LUXURY SPA EXPERIENCE AT ANDALUS RESORT AND SPA

If you have been to Andalus resort and spa, you might be awestruck by its beautiful and serene decor with Mediterranean influences. The luxury it beholds is beyond words. I am no architect nor have any knowledge in describing the architecture and decor of the resort. All I can say is that it is a great experience. Now that’s not our topic of interest anyway. What interests me is the Spa which is about to be opened soon. All I have to say is the luxury experience, once the spa is opened, will be something to watch for.

 

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ANDALUS SPA, A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN ANDALUS RESORTS & SPA AND BEIJING INTERNATIONAL, TO OPEN AT ANDALUS AL SEEF RESORT & SPA

The upscale spa center represents significant milestone in provision of amenities at Andalus’ latest luxury Abu Dhabi resort.

 Andalus Al Seef Resort & Spa has signed a collaboration with Beijing International to open a luxury spa at its newly opened compound in Abu Dhabi.

Andalus Spa, which will offer a range of signature therapies from various parts of Asia as well as some local-centric treatments, will operate from a villa at the new spectacular resort, a collection of apartment-style suites located in a villa complex near Al Seef Village Mall.

 

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Following an agreement between Andalus Hotels & Resorts, which operates the entire Al Seef Village compound, and Beijing International, the owner and operator of the renowned Zenzu spa chain, it is the latest in a number of high-end services, restaurants, cafes and boutique shops to book their place at the highly-anticipated resort, which is due to open this month.

Andalus Hotels & Resorts Chief Executive Officer, Caroline Delbecque, said: “This agreement is a significant step in the evolution of Andalus Al Seef Resort & Spa into a premier attraction for long-stay visitors and families.

“We are proud to be forming a partnership with Beijing International, which has developed a reputation for high quality wellness treatments. Not only do guests at Andalus Al Seef Resort & Spa have access to great recreation facilities, shops and food and beverage outlets, they’ll also have the perfect place to relax and unwind.”

 

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Andalus Spa is slated to open within Andalus Al Seef Resort & Spa in the first quarter of this year.

Spanning the entirety of a three-floor villa; the first for women only, the second for men, and the third floor for couples, it plans to launch a specially-crafted menu with a local flavor that is exclusive to the resort.

A list of treatments will include a Chinese wellness massage that stimulates the body’s acupressure points, improving blood circulation and a traditional Ayurvedic massage, originating from India, which uses specially prepared herbal oils to rejuvenate the body and eliminate toxins.

An authentic Thai massage will also be available, placing the body in different positions to stretch muscles and alleviate stress, resulting in an improved sense of wellbeing and flexibility.

“One of Andalus Spa’s primary appeals will be its broad range of treatments,” said Ms Delbecque. “From rejuvenating weary muscles and eliminating toxins, to relieving stress and improving flexibility, we’re confident that our guests will find an uplifting remedy for their ailments.”

Andalus Al Seef Resort & Spa is a collection of more than 200 hotel-serviced villas and apartments that combine stylish contemporary décor with Mediterranean influences.

 

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Located on Abu Dhabi’s Eastern Ring Road, the resort is fully furnished which consists of 70 one-bedroom terrace suites, 54 two-bedroom garden suites, 16 two-bedroom pool suites, 58 three-bedroom suites, and 12 Andalus Royal Suites. Guests have access to Andalus’ renowned Karim service – guests’ very own personal genie – as well as high-speed internet and regular housekeeping services.

For reservations, call 00 971 (0) 2 652 6722 or email book@andalus.ae

For more information on the hotel, visit www.andalus.ae

 

CONTEST ALERT! PARIS GALLERY- CLICK,POST & WIN!

If you live in the middle east, you might already be familiar with Paris Gallery. It is true that Paris Gallery has almost become the synonymous with luxury itself. Cosmetics, fragrances, watches, eye wear, accessories , fashion apparel – you name it, Paris gallery has it all from the best and premium brands.

If you are like me who loves make up and skin care products, watches also! no wait! fragrances , okay I love them all , visiting Paris Gallery will definitely be in your list every weekend.  So what if I tell you Paris Gallery is running a contest! Yes, all you have to do is your favorite things – shop and snap pictures!

 

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Click, Post & Win!

 

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Press release:

Paris Gallery is inviting its customers to add some fun to shopping during the month of love and a weekly win gift vouchers to spend on its wide range of luxury products.

 

#iloveparisgallery is the hashtag to use! Customers simply have to post a picture of themselves in-store or a product purchased in the month of February, along with the transaction number on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to stand a chance to win the gift voucher to spend at Paris Gallery. The offered valid in UAE, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain and Iraq.

 

Paris Gallery, the perfect destination for gifting, caters to the desires of the most discerning, fashion-conscious male and female customers with the largest and most exquisite collections of international brands in watches, perfumes, cosmetics, sunglasses, accessories and leather goods. A large brand portfolio and exceptional customer service makes it all the more easier for one to find a very special Valentine’s Day gift.

 

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Excited I am too! So what are you waiting for? Valentines day has never been so good! i was going to take pictures anyway from there. And shopping is beyond question. Don’t forget to tag me too with your pictures.

Happy February and happy Valentines day in advance!