OK, here's the thing. I live in Dubai. And in Dubai, our summers get pretty brutal. Like 'sandstorms all over the place, 45/113 degree heat and 80% humidity' brutal. Summer in Dubai does have it's pros; most people leave the city, which means rush hour is less of a drag and the stores are less likely to sell out of items on your list.
This summer, I'm one of the people leaving the city. I'll be hitting up Europe for a few weeks, and I can't wait. Being the major planner that I am, I started prepping for my trip a while ago, and I thought I'd share some of my favorite summer beauty prep products!
the Body Shop also makes some really good ones with a longer handle for easier use.
The best time to use your body brush is right before you hop into the shower. Lightly brush your skin in long strokes towards your heart to increase circulation and help drain toxins. Lots of people (myself included) swear by body brushing's ability to minimize cellulite. Whether or not this works for everyone, pretty much everyone will love the super smooth, just-back-from the spa soft skin that you get with body brushing.
Halima raved about the pads and I had to give them a go. I don't use them every day because I'm on prescription retinoids, but once I was able to add them back into my routine (usually twice a week), OH BOY. Sometimes, I actually wake up in the morning and stare at my skin for a while. It's smooth, even and so soft that I have to remind myself not to stroke my face in public. Order them here.
It would appear that my theme for Christmas 2015 is Treat Yo Self. 2015 has been a weird year, and I felt like I kinda deserved a few treats. One of which, I'm really excited about because it's my first Net-A-Porter experience, and my first real foray into the wonderful world of sneakers.
I came across these Adidas Originals Superstars and pretty much fell in love. Obviously, as a living, breathing human being, I've seen loads of celebrities wearing white sneakers and I've come across dozens of pins on Pinterest. I like these ones because the floral trim gives them a bit of a feminine touch, but the colors are neutral enough that they won't really clash with much. They're made of leather, which I'm hoping means they'll be easy to clean, because I'm pretty terrible at adulting and am constantly making a mess.
I found these ones on the American Net-a-porter site $80 (AED 293), which was cheaper than on the UK site, where they were £65 (AED 355), and on ASOS, where they were £67 (AED 366). I used standard shipping and were delivered to me (via Shop and Ship) in about six days.
Here's a link to the shoes, let me know if you get a pair!
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Have you guys heard of Shedd? It's this really cool app that I've been spending way too much time on lately. The basic gist is that you can shop from other users; it's a little like a fashion flea market in an app, but much, much fancier. And selling on it is really easy as well, you just upload your items and people can contact you to buy your stuff.