Global Village Haul and Pictures

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful night and are having an incredible 2011 so far! I found out that I won a mini facial on new year's day so that was a fun start to 2011! :) I had a really good new year's eve as well. Really low key. Went to my girlfriend's house and just hung out and listened to some music (and ate far too much pizza and cheese)


Last night, I went with my mom and sister to the Global Village. Now, the thing about Dubai is that we are a very mixed little city. Only 20% of the population are actually from the UAE, the rest are people from all over the world. I'm not going to get into the politics of things, but we have a very large population of foreign labor. 

Anyway, the wonderful thing about this is that there are so many different cultural influences. The Global Village is now in it's 15th year and it's basically a giant market type place that opens up during the winter. It features different pavilions from all over the world and each of them have vendors who sell products from their home countries. It's a great place to pick up one-of-a-kind jewelery and little knick-knacks. 

The Gate. Not really sure why it's been set up like a princess castle, but I'm not complaining :)

 A traditional Yemeni band performing outside their pavilion

Inside the Indian pavilion, one of my favorite ones for bling! 

Now onto my purchases!

I bought this gorgeous ring at the Turkish Pavilion, they had loads and I'm definitely going back for more!

Roll up ballet flats. I have another pair from New Look, but these were too pretty to pass up!

Gorgeous bangles with gold crystals from the Indian pavilion. They had so many colors, it was hard to choose! (Plus, I think they were cheaper than last year, so score!!)

 I do love my hair accessories. I found this hair clip at the Indian pavilion and I loved it so much that I bought an extra one for my giveaway! :) Love the vintage feel.

The Chinese pavilion always has lots of cheap, random this 'fauxnad plate!!' I chose this one because of the tiara. hehe

 I'm super into nail glitter at the moment and they were selling these packs of tiny bottles of glitter! So pretty. They also had polish for the plates. The polish and the plate were 1/3 of the price of regular Konad products so I'm going to see how they work out and maybe go back to get more. 

So that's what I've been up to my first week of 2011! I hope you guys have had a wonderful few days.


  1. I know, I can't wait to have a play with it. Maybe tomorrow :)

  2. what a great haul!!
    How much was the plate? Do they have an online store also?


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  3. The plate was 10 dirhams, which (According to google!) is 1.75 pounds. I'm not sure it's worth it though, I tried it and it didn't seem to work very well. But it may have been the polish. I'll try again and let you know :)

  4. The nail art set looks cool!

  5. Where i can get this Nail Art. I really loves nail glitter. Please suggest me.
    Looking forward for your reply


  6. prettyinthedesertJuly 8, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Hi Amanda! Do you live in Dubai? If you do, you can find the konad plates (and possibly glitter) at Ibn Battuta mall and Madinat Jumeirah. Otherwise, you can look online at :) I hope that helped! :)


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