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Showing posts from July, 2013

Getting used to my new hair

I had my hair cut and colored yesterday at my local hair and nail salon.  I had a full head of highlights and I'm really pleased with how they've turned out.  I've recently been having a side fringe and have been trying to grow my hair to just above the shoulders, I like my hair being short, but I also like to be able to tie it back from time to time. 

Outfit Sorted!

I posted a couple of days ago about my new dress for the wedding we are going to in England.  I have been racking my brains and searching the shops for shoes and accessories.  I decided to have a 'trying on' session with everything in my wardrobe. Perfect idea, as I matched up a pair of shoes, a bag and accessories from what I already own.

Lagoons Bar, Al Hamra Golf Club

The weekend for us was more chilling in the sunshine.  We are so lucky to have the pool across from our house, makes it so easy to pop over for a swim and a sit in the sun!  Friday afternoon though me and the hubby found ourselves at a loose end, so we went for a little drive and ended up at the Al Hamra Golf Club. We had a look inside and to our surprise the bar and restaurant there was open for business as usual.

Shopping and Chilling

The last couple of days have been lovely. My husband took Wednesday and Thursday off as he's been super busy at work, doing a lot of travelling, therefore didn't get to see last weekend.  We've got a wedding coming up in the UK (my husbands niece) so on Wednesday we went into Dubai and went to The Dubai Mall. I must say The Dubai Mall is one of my favourites, well it is the biggest mall in the world! 

Under 100ml

With a trip to London and America on the horizon I have been thinking about my beauty travel essentials.  I've decided that I'm not going to lug big bottles of shampoo and moisturizer around with me anymore! Let's face it, we don't need a big bottle for a few days to a week away and it ends up taking up valuable space that can been used for more important goodies from the UK and USA! 

Cocoa Butter

I have tried many different moisturizers and body lotions over the years, but I always come back to Vaseline, total moisture, cocoa glow.  I have always been a fan of cocoa butter, but this one is my favorite. It keeps my skin moisturized and feeling soft all day long and works well on my face too.

La Luna, Al Hamra Marina, RAK

Last night was one of those nights when you don't fancy cooking, but want something quick and tasty.  Down the road from us is a lovely little Cafe called La Luna. They do the most amazing pizza's!  They also have a Thai menu which is just as delicious.

Yellow Swimwear

This morning when I looked at my Instagram page, Kourtney Kardashian had posted a picture of herself in a gorgeous yellow swimsuit.  I am absolutely loving the yellow swimwear!  Since I saw it I have been on the hunt to get myself a yellow bikini, but the search hasn't been as easy as I thought!

Buckle Bangle

I've been eyeing up a gold bangle by Michael Kors recently which features a buckle design.  It's a little pricey at 550 aed, but I thought I'd save up and treat myself.  I couldn't believe my eyes while having a look at H&M online, when I came across their own buckle bangle, available in gold and silver. 

DIY Exercise!

I'm always trying to find new ways of keeping fit.  Unfortunately, I've never been one for the gym and I have known so many people in the past sign up for a years membership with good intentions and then after a month the novelty has worn off, but the payments keep going out of the bank!   I try to do at least twenty minutes of exercise a day, either a nice walk in the morning or I go to the pool and try to do at least twenty lengths! I am working on building that up to more! I've been having a 'cleaning' day today and as I was walking up the stairs it occurred to me I can so easily do step aerobics at home!

Parfois, Al Hamra Mall, RAK

I popped to the shops earlier to get some groceries in for the weekend.  Before I went to the supermarket I had a little look around the shops.  I love Parfois, it's a fab little accessory shop, which I find is always great value . Much to my surprise and delight they have currently got a sale on!

My New iPhone

Well, I know they've been around for ages now, but I have finally got myself an iPhone!  I have the new iPhone5 and I absolutely love it! It has changed my life, haha.

Festival City Dubai

Last weekend was so much fun!  A friend of my husbands is in town and we arranged to meet up for dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe at Festival City in Dubai.  The hubby and I thought we'd make a weekend of it and booked a room at the Crowne Plaza Festival City.  I must say the hotel was gorgeous, and we were very lucky that even though it's Ramadan here at the moment the hotel still serves food and drink by the pool with the exception of alcohol!

Park Hyatt, Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Island

Last weekend my husband and I stayed at the Park Hyatt  on Saadiyat Island.  We had the most amazing time there. First of all we were lucky enough to be upgraded to a Park Suite which was out of this world! We spent most of our time around the pool. Which again was stunning and we managed to bag a couple of sunbeds by our own little dip pool!  The beach there was pure white sand and the sea was a stunning turquoise blue. We ate in their signature restaurant The Park Bar and Grill. We both had the rib eye steak accompanied with the mash potato and asparagus in hollandaise sauce. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and the side dishes were to die for. The restaurant was very romantic and intimate, perfect for that special meal.  Throughout our stay, the staff from the front desk, through to the pool attendants were consistently friendly and polite.  I cannot recommend this hotel enough! If


I bought myself some new leggings from H&M last week, a simple black pair that stop just past the knee.  I'm so excited as I had forgotten how versatile they are!  They really have transformed my wardrobe. I have quite a few short dresses which I love, but living in the UAE they're really not that practical, but teamed with my new leggings and a pair of gorgeous high heels instantly completes the look!
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