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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?


Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Want to Win Some Exclusive Beautyworld Goodies?

Yay! We are less than a week away from the 18th Beautyworld ME, the Middle East's BIGGEST beauty exhibition!!

Beautyworld is the place to be if you are at all interested in beauty. It's a great place to check out what's coming to the market, catch up on the latest trends and score yourself some serious bargains.

One of last year's exhibitors (photo courtesy of Beautyworld ME)

Guys, this thing is HUGE. Pretty much every single beauty brand in the region will be there (and a bunch of new ones, too), including NCLA, GHD and OPI.

I'm heading there as soon as it opens! And I've got an amazing chance for you to win some hand-picked, exclusive goodies that aren't even on the market yet. At the end of the exhibition, I will be giving away one box full of products to a lucky Pretty in the Desert fan. All you have to do is share a picture of what beauty means to you and tag us :)

Sound interesting? (YES!)


Monday, May 12, 2014 The Perfect Orange Combo


Illamasqua Soaked Lipstick and Marquise Nail polish
Illamasqua recently launched their Spring collection, Glamore. The collection is made up of some gorgeous matte lipsticks and beautiful multi-dimensional glitter polishes (GIVE ME ALL THE GLITTER!!) But the real sellers, in my opinion, are the beautiful orange offerings.