I am big advocate of using natural, toxin-free (and even organic when possible) beauty care products for me and family. With more studies coming out every day on the shockingly harmful effects of the chemicals, preservatives, lab fabricated fragrances and cheaper ‘natural’ alternatives have on the functioning of organs of our body , I am more adamant than ever that those chemically loaded products from the brands that we all have grown up with and come to love (Johnson&Johnsons, Dove, Aveda and yes even Chanel )… no longer have a place in my home!
And here’s more from one of my favorite award winning Dubai based (but formulated in Germany) skin care and body care brands, Herbal Essentials!
Did you know that all of their products are made with Himalayan spring water and pure essential oils?
Also it’s free of the major nasties ( that are quite harmful to the body) that most branded products out on the shelves contain… and it’s certified cruelty free.
Herbal Essentials have a special offer this Eid with 20% of their products and complimentary delivery within the GCC! Just use code EID2016HE and also receive a surprise product with order. Don’t you just love surprises? I know I do
Ever wondered how to make your own blush or bronzer at home without all the nasty chemicals or preservatives that most branded makeup products are made with?
It’s actually incredibly easy to get your sun kissed glow custom made at home…and you all you need are three natural ingredients: more “DIY Bronzer: Sun Kissed Glow in 5 Minutes”
You want to know one of my best kept beauty secrets? Sunblock. Yep, everyday!
While it’s great to get some vitamin D, too much sun quickly dries out the skin and can help accelerate the aging process. Wrinkles? Umm, no thanks.
Herbal Essentials is an award winning UAE based beauty brand that uses ancient beauty wisdom and natural ingredients (including Himalayan spring water!) to provide beautiful healthy skin and overall wellbeing. They have two wonderful SPF options, one oil and another made from a light lotion base, plus plenty of ‘must have’ beauty treasures in their skincare range.
Herbal Essentials is available in leading pharmacies and online at http://herbal-essentials.com
Stay tuned for more! xx
How do you stay coooool in this incredibly hot ‘fry-eggs-on-sidewalk’ summer weather (in Dubai especially!) ? While it may seem easy to escape indoors while the temperatures are soaring but we still have our errands to run and work to tend to that leaves us going in and out of the scorching sun. Here are 5 simple ways to keep your cool this summer:
From the latest beauty magazines to your fitness buff neighbor living next door, if you haven’t heard about detoxing then you must have been hiding under a rock for the last ten years somewhere in Kalamazoo. It can seem trendy, exciting yet unnervingly daunting all at the same time…and the big question is, “HOW exactly do I do a detox?”
It’s that time! Summer has arrived with a bang and we are all anxiously packing our bags to go visit loved ones, explore an exciting new destination or just simply chill out in a home away from home. I was definitely one of those ‘over packers’ once upon a time, like a total diva I would literally take almost everything I owned even for a short weekend trip! After some enlightened wisdom and three kids later, I’ve learned to pack more efficiently and take the essentials along with me. Plus we need to leave room for shopping, right?
**Click here to watch the YouTube video with the full recipe **
The benefits of fasting, both spiritually and physically, are enormous. Besides helping to detox the body and give the digestive system a well deserved rest, it also helps to regulate insulin levels, boost the brain chemicals and give a sluggish metabolism a kick in the right direction.
Fillers, collagen shots, chemically loaded lip plumping gloss…umm, no thanks! I know us women secretly fantasize about bigger, plumper, more luscious lips especially after watching the latest movie starring our beloved Angelina Jolie Why is that exactly?? I totally believe in loving yourself 100% just that way God made you, but I know it’s also fun to make some minor ‘enhancements’ here and there…we got to keep things interesting haven’t we? And what’s the harm if it’s totally natural?
Once upon a time, I was on the cover of Beauty World Middle East magazine (yep that’s me) when it was just a humble but still rather exciting exhibition in Dubai…15 years ago? Since then it has grown and developed into this incredibly gi-nourmous (that’s gigantic and enormous in one word) event completely taking over the World Trade Center with international brands and celebrities flying from all parts of the world to take part. And there’s absolutely no way to see all that’s going on in one day.
This year they had a natural beauty/organic section present at the exhibition for the first time and I just had to go and visit to see who was present!