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Sunday, September 21, 2014 The Sunday Seven



The Sunday Seven is a new series that I'm mainly doing because I want to ease myself back into a regular blogging routine. It's a list of things that happened/random thoughts/things I liked during the week. So here we go!


1. Plus-size UK retailer, Evans, just held their first ever runway show, and I must have everything! Cosmopolitan

2. I have been living a "low-carb lifestyle" for health reasons, and it means that I have to cook a lot of my own meals. I recently discovered our crock pot and my life will never be the same. I made this chicken. It was soo easy and soo good! I actually felt like a proper adult for a minute. 

3. New Look showed us their AW14 collection and it all looks amazing. Here are some of the items I will definitely be buying.



4. I just discovered feminist pop-punk band, Tacocat. They are amazing and you should totally check them out!


5. I'm a blonde now! (news on that soon, haha) I've been using a silver shampoo to cut out the brassiness and so far, so good! I've never been this blonde before, so it's very exciting! Right now I am using One 'n' Only Shiny Silver Ultra Shampoo that my mom brought back from the states and it's working pretty well.


6. Speaking of hair, I only wash mine once, sometimes twice a week, so dry shampoo is a staple. Swell Ultimate Volume Dry Shampoo is ah-mazing! It might even be, dare I say, better than Batiste!

7. I am seriously craving some lavender hair. My mom also bought me some lavender dye by Ion. Does anyone have any experience with that? Or any experience with lavender hair in general?


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Introducing HELLO PRETTY! (AKA Why I've Been MIA For So Long)

Hi everyone!

So, I know I've been a really terrible blogger these past few months. But there's a good reason, I promise!

And the reason is....I've just launched a new beauty website!

Hello-pretty.com is now live, and the past few months have been extremely exciting, tiring, stressful, and invigorating while also leaving me teary-eyed at times.

Saturday, July 5, 2014 My Summer Perfume Picks

Choosing the right perfume for summer has always been a little tricky for me, since I tend to prefer heavier, spicier scents. This year, I've managed to venture outside of my comfort zone and go for perfumes that are a little lighter and more feminine. Here's a list of my current summer perfume favorites. 

The Best Summer Perfumes

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Bourjois Nail Tattoos (and The Perfect Nude Polish for Darker Skin)

 
I always find that summer fashion and beauty trends are a lot more playful than the winter ones. I guess it's to do with the general good vibes and merriment that come with the extra sunshine (not in Dubai, though. Blazing hot temps mean that we tend to stay indoors during the summer!)

So, I think that summer is always a great time to break out fun, nail art. Which sucks if you're like me and have the hand-eye coordination of a toddler. Thankfully, Bourjois has released these really cool nail art tattoos (and some pretty cool nude nail polish!) for the artistically-challenged of us. Read on for my thoughts!

Monday, June 30, 2014 The Beauty Blogger Tea Party

 
A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Sarah, who blogs at Opinionated Girl, who asked if I wanted to co-host a small networking event for bloggers. I, of course, immediately went 'hell yeah!'. Because, what's better than getting to hang out with some of your favorite people and gossiping about the world of blogging and beauty?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Summer Beauty Deals

Summer blues got you down? Here’s a list of the best spa and salon deals across Dubai and the UAE to cheer you up! Go on, treat yo’ self.


IT'S SO HOT OUT THERE. Seriously, it’s super hot, crazy humid and there is still a ton of traffic out there (I mean, really. What happened to everyone spending their summer abroad?) My hair is frizzy, my skin can't decide whether it wants to be super dry or really greasy and I'm just so tired all the time. So yeah, I could use a little 'me time'. And since I'm sure you could, too, here's a list of some awesome spa and salon deals to take advantage of this summer.*

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Diptyque L'art du Soin

Diptyque L'art du Soin
Everything looks and sounds better in French, doesn't it?

Parisian luxury candle makers made the foray into skincare a while ago, with a body care line that was so popular it inspired them to give us a skincare line, aptly named L'art du Soin, or the Art of Skin. 

So let's run through the range, shall we?