Beauty & Fashion (Page 3)

Being a Nail Art lover, I have spent a good share of my time trying to scribble on a design on my nails, that didn’t look like mud splatter. The act of putting on various colors, with random directions, was the Nail art of the 90’s. Fast forward to this day, and the Nail Art concept has evolved into digitally graphic pieces of art, that require minimum effort to be put on. One such amazing modern science serving us ladies in the beauty department, is the Jamberry Nails. I was lucky to discover them through Abby Darwish, an independent consultant for Jamberry Nails. I canRead More →

YSL is by all means, a European Native, catering to that market for years. When YSL steps out of its localized focus, and looks towards the East, the world of Middle East is its Orient. The Middle East market is recognized a Scent-lovers, as anyone walking down a mall, will easily be able to whiff so many different and strong scents floating off the locals. Being part of that world for quite a while, I know for a fact that I never met any Arab girl, who if not two, would have at least one perfume bottle in her bag. On moments of freshening up,Read More →

Originally posted on : Friday, March 4, 2011 Buying Makeup back home would involve a trip to a Departmental Store or a Cosmetic Counter. But such a trivial task becomes a Treasure Hunt for some upon arriving to Jeddah! Well, to begin with, my absolute favorite one-stop-shop for makeup needs is ‘Sephora’. They have stores all over Jeddah, conveniently both in Mall of Arabia and Red Sea Mall. Let me first tell you the superficial appreciation that I have for this store. I love the fact that I am welcomed with such colorful displays and all arranged in a cozy manner,unlike ‘faces’ where I needRead More →

Originally Posted onΒ Thursday, April 8, 2010 I was thinking how every time there is a review, it is either of a shop or restaurant or a salon….but never of an actual SOUK! Now for the newbie to Saudi, a Souk is an Arabic word for ‘Bazaar’ or Shopping area.One of my recent favorites for shopping is Souk Shatee….a hidden treasure! Now to find Souk Shatee, all you need to do is to take the King’s Road, going west, towards Tahlia, and before you reach Stars Avenue, you should see the backside of the souk. They actually have a huge sign on its back. The bestRead More →

Growing up, my mom refused to tie or brush my hair. I assure you, it was both annoying, and strange to me. Her standard reply was ; ‘Nazar lag jaeΒ go’Β (Your hair will get my evil eye). Of course, its a common belief in Desi Culture, that mothers swoon over their babies, and worry consistently over them. Anyhow, coming back to my hair, despite refusal to brush my hair, my mom was the mastermind behind the Hair Oil concotion that she would cook. This oil was like a potion, which gave me lustrous thick shiny locks, which were always a source of envy to my bestRead More →