FFWD: Day 1




This year, I have attended the 5th fashion forward even in Dubai, and that would be my third fashion forward event to attend. Due to my new relocation to Dubai, and unprecedented circumstances, I only managed to attend the first day- 21st Oct.


The shows I managed to attend were Sotra and Kristina Fidelskaya - quite impressive honestly to have attened only these two and loved them that much. The lines are very simple, feminine and defined. The colors are shades of nude, olive, and pastels. The fabrics are delicate, light and soft, which again expresses the feminine nature of their collections


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Moving to a new home? Clean it up in 4 easy steps





When you are moving, there are lot of things to sort out! Usually you are already stressed from packing and moving out from your previous place, then you need to unpack, arrange everything and also do a big clean up. To help you ease your stress, you can you count on these 4 easy tips, given by the experts from Helpling.ae, the leading online marketplace for household services in Middle East.



1. Organization starts with the move out: pay attention when packing your boxesThis simple trick will help you to organize your move: while packing your things, always consider what you want in each room so you won't mix items from one room in other rooms’ boxes. That will help you to organize the unpacking. Also labelling boxes will make your work way easier. Don’t consider the planning as a waste of time, it will help a lot to make packing, unpacking and cleaning up a smooth task!

2. Moving in cleaning: the secret is planningEven if the previous owner has cleaned the place, you won't really know how well it has been done. The house might look clean, but most people usually just clean away the dust and don't sterilize all surfaces or pay attention to details.
Before doing your move in cleaning, planning your clean is key. You need to think about the rooms and plan, for example, which rooms to start with, the size, the level of ‘dirtiness’ and so. Then estimate the hours or minutes you want to spend in each room and the sequence. A great tip would be to start with the bedroom and kitchen, as you will need to use them right away.

3. How to clean: basic tipsAfter planning, start cleaning the rooms from top to bottom, never the opposite or you will get the bottom dirty while you clean the top. Don’t start in the middle of the room, start with one corner and go round to ensure that you won’t miss anything.
An obvious tip is to make sure that you have enough space to clean the room, if it’s full of boxes, for example, the cleaning will be demanding and not effective. Always finish cleaning a room before moving on to the next one, so you can see the results of your work and be more motivated to clean the next. Also, unpack and organize the room as soon as you are done with cleaning, so you have a better overview and less boxes.

4. Final touch: attention to detailsPay attention to details, if you don't clean every corner when moving in, it is likely that you will postpone the cleaning forever until you get used to it. And after you set all your furniture in place, it will be twice as hard to maneuver around the corners and clean the hard to reach areas.
Special care to clean doors knobs, window handles, switches, faucets… These places are highly contaminated as everyone touches them all the time, but they are quite often overlooked when cleaning. Also pay attention to the areas between the tiles, sometimes they have mold and they need to be cleaned to avoid it from spreading. Pipes are often covered with dust and dirt; so worth an effort to clean them up.

photo from: Badlands

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6 Fall Looks to invest In now




I know its been a while since I last have posted, but things has been crazy with me, which I will be explaining in a later post.


Now, back to the main topic.Have you started cleaning up your closet preparing for the fall season, but you feel like you have nothing that suits this seasons trends? mix and match your basics with these fall essentials:

1. Velvet


2. Bomber Jackets


3. Corduroy


4. Moccasins and mules


5. Slip on dresses


6. Embroidery (one word - Gucci!)



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Dubai Fashion Forward 2016









I manage as much as I can to attend the fashion forward at least once a year, to cover the event and sight the latest trends in fashion and the creative designs from uprising Middle-Eastern and Arab designers.

This year, I have attended the 5th fashion forward even in Dubai, and that would be my third fashion forward event to attend. Due to my new relocation to Dubai, and unprecedented circumstances, I only managed to attend the first day- 21st Oct.

More footage on both shows is coming up next, stay tuned ;)









Bomber Jacker: Cairo Boutique
Jeans: Bershka
Bag: Valentino Rockstud
Sneakers: Adidas Originals (similar here)

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New tides





I know I haven't been posting as frequent as I started off-Its been almost 7 months since I last posted, but that's life and some things go completely out of your hands.

The passion I had for blogging was overwhelmed with day to day life stresses, Cairo per se, yet I have been trying to connect with you as much as a I can on my social media accounts so you won't feel the absence.

Life has not been treating me well for the past years, Cairo is eating my up (metaphorically speaking of course!), work had its own politics and stresses, driving and commuting to work daily was wearing me out, my body turned weaker and more fragile that I am, almost, always sick.

That's when I decided this is not the life I needed to live, this is not how imagined I would be telling my story to my grandchildren, hence my decision - relocate!


I have always wanted to live in Budapest, Castellon, or London, yet I know I won't endure the fact that I rarely have family and friends at any. The only city where I had a lot of friends and family, and the fact I used to live there at my early days as a child, helped me take the decision that would be the perfect place to move to- Dubai.

Now that I gave you all a quick update and brief on what has been going on with my lately, more posts will be coming up as frequent as I used to before. Thank you all who have sent me they have missed my posts and those who have been following up with me on social media. Probably, without you guys I might have not decided to start blogging any time soon.

Can't wait to get back!


XOX
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M.A.C Huggable Glass


Since lipglosses is back trending this spring, M·A·C has released its newest collection the Huggable Lipglass. It gives the lips a comforting hug of color with immediate shine that wears for, unbelievably, hours. It glides on effortlessly.  It’s a new, limited edition formula with cream-based colors with a high-shine that tend to be semi-sheer to semi-opaque. The consistency is light-medium in weight and thickness, and it is creamy when initially applied but gets a little tackier after a half hour. It holds on fairly well–three to six hours–with noticeable shine and some color still visible even after eatnig. They’re all with creamy consistency and slightly hydrating, and they have the usual delicious M.A.C vanilla-scent.

Mega Hug 

Described as a “creamy deep raspberry.” It’s a medium-dark pinky plum shade with cool undertones. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a smooth consistency that applied fairly well. The color stayed on for five hours. This shade is my favorite <3

Such a Sweetheart

Described as an “intense bright watermelon.” It’s a medium, pink-coral shade with warm undertones. It had semi-opaque color coverage and a light-medium consistency, which looked unimpressive applied as it was quite streaky (as you can see from the swatch)! The gloss wore well for five hours, and it was lightly hydrating, but not as Mega Hug.

Embraceable Me 

Described as a “pale baby pink.” It’s a light, milky pink shade with a subtle, warm undertones. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage with medium consistency. The glass applied with some streakiness, due its light milky shade and creamy consistency. It wore for four hours.

Marvel-Lush

Described as a “bubblegum pink.” It’s a light, cool-toned pink shade, slightly darker than embraceable, with a creamy, milky finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a creamy texture that lasted, too, for over a four hour period, but the application is streaky and uneven. Some of the color emphasized and pulled into lip lines over time as well.  Same issue with embraceable me.

Love Buzz

Described as a “fuchsia pink.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool undertones. This one seemed like the shiniest of the set! Unfortunately, it is not, but the shade it is beautiful! It is a Barbie pink that suits most of the skintones, despite its blue undertone. It had semi-opaque pigmentation and wore for five hours. Another favorite of mine as well.



Now, one of their, really, biggest downsides is that many of the colors apply unevenly and settle into lip lines, as usual with the M.A.C creamy glasses. They need to start fixing this to their glasses soon since people will be allover the shelves for these glasses and this spring.
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M.A.C Huggable lipcolors


One of the most low maintenance, if you are trying to achieve no-that-much-of-makeup looks. The best way to describe these is that it’s a semi-sheer formula with moderate shine, some cling, and moderate wear with lots of hydration. Reminds of my Labello lipbalms but with more pigmentation. 

They apply best if you let the formula melt slightly against the warmth of your lips prior to swiping the bullet across your lips.

Soft Talking

I am not pro that shade much. Described as a "warm peachy nude." It's a muted, light-medium peach with warm undertones and soft gold pearl. It had semi-sheer color coverage that lightened my natural lip color while brightening and adding warmth, more a transparent shade. However, its worth noting that this is the type of translucency and color that is likely to look different depending on the natural color of your lips. It wore well for three hours. This formula is quite moisturizing.

Love Feeling

A summery sunset orange shade to use day in and day out when this weather gets warmer. Described by M.A.C as a "vibrant deep orange." It's a brightened, medium orange with warm, yellow-red undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage and wore well for five hours. The formula felt lightly moisturizing while worn.

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Unfortunate event


So on the 19th of this month, I got second degree burns from boiled water dropping on both by legs. Both my legs look and feel terrible, and the pain that night was humongous that I wasn't sure how long I was gonna stand it. I fainted from the pain! I kept screaming like I have never did! 


It was horrible and kept me thinking. All I had on mind was two things: those who die burnt alive suffers much more than what I have felt, mind you what I felt was unbearable. The other thing was always keep an eye on hot liquids around your kids. If an adult couldn't handle the pain, neither shall a child. 


Be safe, and God bless you all.




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Coffee on Valentine's day





Running to the hairdresser's and then meeting friends for coffee on Valentine's day before heading to your date (BF or BFF) can be quite hectic specially if you do not have time, or energy, to commute back home to change into your glam outfit. Add to that the crazy Cair-ean weather, crazy cold in the morning, then hot by noon till sunset, then bouncing back again to freezing cold whether at night.

For all this you need something you can throw on that adds a glam-chic effect, take off whenever you feel hot (whether or you know what ;) ), and doesn't take down your outfit look. Hence, this shawl I got from Shein.





Hope you all had a beautiful Valentine's. <3



Shawl: Sheinside
Pants: Zara
Kitten heels: Zara
Crossbag: Sole Society
Shades: D&G

Photographer: R.O.K.N

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