Philosophy’s Radiant & Defined Anti-aging Kit

By | June 2, 2013

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One of my personality traits is my inability to resist any beauty product that comes with with an anti-aging or anti-wrinkle label. I’m bordering on obsession really, I have tried many products in an attempt to stop ageing signs since I refuse to acknowledge that I’m grown up and -gulp- middle aged. I also am obsessed with Read more »

Visiting Bait Al-Outhman Museum – Part 1

By | May 6, 2013

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A year ago I’ve been driving in Hawalli when I saw a big old house with men wearing traditional guards costumes standing outside. As I got closer, I could make out the sign over the door, “Bait Al-Outhman Museum” it said in Arabic! I wanted to go inside but back then it was still not open to the public. A year later and finally my lovely friend Pink Girl passed by and reported back to me that it was open indeed and it was breathtaking. I adore everything historical therefore I wasted no time grabbing my camera and visiting the museum to check it out.  Read more »

May’s Gorgeous Clouds!

By | May 1, 2013

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The good weather season in Kuwait usually starts at the first of November and ends by the end of April. April is known to be the season of Sarrayat, which means heavy spring rain and the very last day of good weather. We’ve had some gorgeous clouds this year but I was very surprised to get out of work this evening and find the skyline of Kuwait City shrouded in gorgeous big fluffy black and white clouds! I couldn’t even see Read more »

Lush Cosmetics Store in the Avenues

By | March 24, 2013

If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’d know I’m in love with British cosmetics brand Lush. I’ve posted about them more than once before and I always make sure I come back from the UK laden with their fresh handmade, vegetarian, natural, ethical, colourful, fun, and deliciously fragrant products. Read more »

Finding Beauty in Black & White

By | March 21, 2013

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Whenever I like a certain shot I take with my camera, I try to apply a black and white or sepia effect on it and see how it turns out. When the color is taken out of a photo and it still looks interesting, it reminds me of the moments in life that are colorless and bleak but still you get Read more »

The Proud to be Kuwaiti Village Sneak Peek Tour

By | March 4, 2013

Proud to be Kuwait, also known as P2BK, is a yearly exhibition of Kuwaiti businesses and talents that started six years ago in 2007. Ever since its begging, it began the trend of “exhibitions” in Kuwait and redefined it. Now on its sixth year, they’ve built an Read more »

Traditional Kuwaiti Thoub Party at Razza’s

By | January 2, 2013

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What better way to spend the first day of the new year with than in an outdoorsy picnic with your friends? We were invited by Razza blog to attend a “Kuwaiti Thoub Party” in Ahmadi City and come 2 PM I was there with my camera and Read more »

Breathtaking Sunset in Kuwait

By | November 22, 2012

Yesterday evening as I was about to shut the curtains I saw a hint of pink in the sky so I took out my camera and snapped shots of Read more »

Pictures: The Beauty of Fall

By | November 19, 2012

Kuwait’s climate is that of a desert. This means we have the hottest summers and the most intense winters. We never really feel the transition between the Read more »

Zoya’s Limited Edition18 K Gold Flake Top Coat

By | November 18, 2012

The other day I came home to find a bag from Beautylicious, a well known local business providing luxurious beauty products. As I saw the bag I knew I was in for a Read more »

Review: Blodry Bar Express Hair Blow Dries

By | September 24, 2012

A while ago I received a very cute invitation for a VIP treatment at a newly opened Express Hair Blow Dry Salon located in Read more »

My Estekanas from PBF are Here…

By | June 20, 2012

Most of you by know have either encountered the lovely designs of “Pieces by Farah” or already purchased them for your homes or Ramadan. After receiving my PBF bowls (post) I waited patiently for my PBF set of esteknas -tea cups- to arrive and they finally did a few Read more »

Recommended: Kérastase’s Chronologiste Caviar Treatment

By | May 28, 2012

It was about a year ago when I went to the salon to get some hair treatment, I was then shown a sleek black box of my favorite shampoo brand, Kérastase, and was told this is an excellent caviar treatment for the hair that does wonders, according to  Kérastase, they say its their “finest hair care treatment ever.” Read more »

My PBF Bowls are Here…

By | May 21, 2012

Last week a knock on my door came and a white bag was handed to me. Once I took a look at the logo on the sticker I got giddy with excitement, my order from Pieces by Farah was here! Read more »

The World Blooms at the Avenues

By | May 18, 2012

We don’t really experience the four seasons phenomena in Kuwait. We basically have two seasons: summer and winter. We are supposed to be in the spring now but we don’t really feel it. Its not like we see flowers blooming and Read more »

Habba Alert: Black Henna Fingertips

By | May 1, 2012

Last year it was the Henna glove (post), this year it seems to be the Henna fingertips in blackest of black.

I’ve seen several pictures online and on instagram of stylish girls sporting the black henna fingertips in black. Some keep the fingers black, others paint the nails some crazy vibrant color that will shine against the blackness of the finger tips. I couldn’t use any of those pictures since they are the people’s own y3ni so I drew my own version :p Excuse my artistic talents but I guess the idea is clear.

What do you think? Myself? Well, ever since I was a child I’ve loathed henna. I hated the smell, the way they made pouches out of your hands covered in fabric, the tint of orange, the mess. I might have been the only little girl in the 80’s who ran a mile away whenever I saw or smelt a whiff of henna. Never a fan, never will be.

As a child one of my aunts told me, in order to get me to put henna on, that heaven smelled like henna and I started screaming hysterically that I didn’t want to go to heaven. I didn’t calm down until I was told I had the option to not smell henna in heaven. God only knows how true that is.

Anyhow back to the moment. I have to say I liked the henna glove better. Black fingertips look like something had caught on fire and was burned badly. Its kinda scary unless you are going with a goth look which, for the love of god, don’t since only 0.5% of Kuwaiti girls can pull that off. I wonder how it would look on an bright orange tan though?

What do you think? Would you go for the black henna fingertips habba?

Picture of the Week: Indoors

By | April 23, 2012

The best thing about Beit 7 (post) is the indoors tree they have inside extending towards the ceiling. I love its mere existence. I wonder how long has it been there, whether or not it had stood witness to lives past, how it grew up there, who planted it, and whether or not it was stroked with love or sat underneath to drink a small cup of tea.

I think its magnificent. I wish that one day when I have a house of my own that I will be able to plant a similar tree indoors and watch it as it grows into the skylight! You never know, it may be possible :)

Bitten by the Flowers Bug

By | April 22, 2012

When we were young we would make fun of older ladies who cooed over the sight of a pretty rose and wanted to visit gardens all the time, and they purchase everything with a floral print to wear and use around the house. They are just Read more »

My Ombre Rose

By | April 9, 2012

I was in the Mashatel yesterday looking at the plants and flowers when my eyes fell on the most gorgeous Read more »

What’s Your Favorite Spot in Kuwait?

By | March 22, 2012

I’ve recently encountered this question and I was about to answer when suddenly I was tongue tied. I love Kuwait, its my birthplace, my country, my family, my home, and my entire being. I take pride in being a Kuwaiti. I miss Kuwait terribly whenever I travel. Yet when I wanted to answer the question: where is my favorite spot in my own country Kuwait, I failed miserably!

Its just there are too many favorite spots! Some are still there, some are long gone, and some are still yet to come. Its hard to choose one. I know that in 2002 it used to be the Aquarium’s walkway. That was long before people had discovered it and it was very serene and quite and beautiful. Another place that keeps flashing in my mind is the fountain that used to be in Avenues phase II and is now removed because of phase III construction. I loved sitting in Starbucks or Casper & Gambini’s with a cup of coffee overlooking the colorful fountain when the weather was nice. I love the quietness of the place, how it was secluded from other parts of the avenues. But did I love it enough to be my favorite spot in my country? I don’t know!

What about you? Do you have a definite answer to that question? Where is your favorite spot in Kuwait?

Picture of the Week: Roses

By | March 5, 2012

Roses, white ones in particular, are my favorite favorite flowers of all time. Classic, beautiful, romantic, and pure. There is nothing like a bouquet of creamy white roses grazing your favorite coffee table and emitting the most sensational scent ever <3

I adore white roses. What about you? What’s your favorite flower?

Body Shop’s New Chocomania Range

By | February 20, 2012

I was in the body shop the other day when I found out that they have a new “Chocomania” range! Soaps, Shower Cream, Body Lotion, the works! I for one am a sucker for shower creams and body lotions and chocolate so I grabbed the ones above to try and indulge in them. After all, if we are not supposed to eat chocolate at least we get to bathe in and smother ourselves in chocolate, mo?

Things 2 Get 4m London: This Works No Wrinkles Get Started Kit

By | January 25, 2012

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before but I have a “slight” obsession about fine line, wrinkles, and grey hair. So I am always on the look out for whatever product is out there that promises to keep wrinkles at bay or minimize their appearance. After all I got my first set of wrinkles between my eyebrows at age 21, a blessing from the college of Engineering.

Therefore whenever I am in London I make sure to lurk in the beauty section of every department store or boots around and haul whatever that promises me to keep aging  signs at bay. This year I read a lot of good reviews about the “This Work No Wrinkles Active Serum” so I set about to searching for it. To my delight I found a small bottle sample for sale in a kit together with a no wrinkles extreme moisturizer.

The good thing about this kit is that its small in size and has two products that complement each other. So if you don’t like the results you are not wasting a bottle full of product. After all they are not cheap.

What makes me happy is that the products contain Retinol and Vitamin C, both of which are active ingredients that does make a difference to your complexion if used regularly. Anyways I’ve heard a lot about them and I got them, you can get them too whenever you are in London.

Picture of the Week: Warmth

By | January 23, 2012

In this cold weather there is nothing more appreciated than a flame of a heater ablaze with the warmth and light of the night. Especially those high flames of the pyramid like heaters every restaurant seems to have in its outdoors area. They are so lovely, modern, and most importantly warm am always glad they are around.

Winter in Q8 means: Cloudy Skies and Sensational Sun Sets

By | January 22, 2012

This past weekend the weather had been amazing albeit on the freezing side. The clouds since Thursday till Sunday were phenomenal! If only these clouds and this weather could stay all year long. I am celebrating the Read more »