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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Herbal Essences Nature Shine Giveaway

You all know how into my hair I am (a lot, I am very into my hair!) The folks at Herbal Essences know how much I love my hair and like to play around with it (it's currently green) and they wanted me to share the Hair Love, so they have given me five sets of their brand new Herbal Essences Nature Shine shampoo and conditioner to give away!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Burjuman

Last Year's Pink Walkathon.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it's a cause that is very important to me. My grandmother had breast cancer and, unfortunately, there is a lack of awareness among the older Emirati generations which means that the cancer gets detected much later and there is a lower survival rate.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 FOTD with Boots no 7 (and A Sneaky Giveaway!)

If it looks like I have blue streaks in my hair, that's because I do! LOL. I was playing around with some dye. Oh  yeah, and I'm a blonde now!
We all have bad days and good days. Since launching Hello Pretty , I've been insanely busy and some days it gets to the point where I am completely overwhelmed and can't even tell my feet from my head. And then I get a beautiful delivery like this incredibly generous one from Boots, and it makes everything OK again.

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?

Follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more updates on what has been going on with me! (And don't forget to check out Hello Pretty!)

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! 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!