My 707AVE Interview

I’m very excited to announce my feature on the recently launched 707AVE. From fashion to lifestyle 707AVE will quickly become your online go-to publication for inspiration. Check out my interview where I discuss my beauty routine, blogging and my vision for the future of The Blush Diaries. Here’s a little snippet for you:

What inspired you to start blogging?
I always wanted a career that involved high levels of creativity and a lot of energy. I didn’t really feel fulfilled in my corporate job and decided to switch over to something that excites me: fashion. While searching for a job in the fashion industry, I started blogging and loved it. In March 2014, I finally decided to forge my own path and turn The Blush Diaries into a business.

Head over to 707AVE to read the full interview. Thank you for your continuous love, encouragement and support. It’s been a hell of a ride so far and I couldn’t have done it without you all!

xo Rania

My Blogging Journey on 707AVE

Tips for Online Shopping

A few of my fellow shopaholics are a little skeptical when it comes to online shopping and often ask me for recommendations, so I thought I’d put together a guide on Tips for Online Shopping for you all. I didn’t always turn to online shopping, but it’s become easier for me over time. I still love the physicality of touching the clothes and trying them on, but doing it online gives me access to so many more options. Here’s how I maneuver my way around the mall of the interwebs.

1. Start Easy: If you’re new to the online shopping world then I recommend starting with accessories that can’t be size tricky. Bags, earrings, sunglasses, mugs and shams are all good examples of this. You can even get away with simple basics like tank tops and tees.

2. Do your research: I take reading reviews really seriously and I do it when I’m ordering from an online store for the first time. You might also overlook the size guide but that’s also a very important factor since each brand might size differently. Measure your self and compare those measurements with the store’s size guide, it sounds tedious but you really only have to do it once.

3. Go the extra mile: If I want something really badly and I’m really unsure about the size, I like to see which bloggers or ladies are wearing it on Instagram (check the brand’s tagged photos). Leave a comment on their pictures and ask them because most of them will be sweet enough to help you out! 😉

4. Try it out: In the end, there are no guarantees and if the store has a good return/exchange policy then you don’t have anything to worry about. You’ll learn the fit and quality after your first purchase and be able to choose more easily the next time around.

I hope this guide helps you out, I’d love to hear your tips for online shopping!

xo Rania

Tips for online shoppingTips for online shoppingChambray Shirt: Forever21 | Skirt: Namshi, I also love this one by Nasty Gal | Nude Heels: Aldo | Watch: Michael Kors.


Beach, Sunset, Rose Gold

There’s something that’s been gnawing at me lately and I felt the need to get it out and share it with you all. I hope this doesn’t sound presumptuous, but I think we’ve all faced some kind of bullying or negative treatment whether in childhood, at work or even from our own friends. I’ve personally experienced it throughout my life. Continue reading Kindness

De La Mer Spa Dubai

The founder of De La Mer Spa Dubai, Sara Pirzad, got in touch with me about trying a couple of treatments and sharing my experience. Since I just started the My Dubai series on my blog, this was the perfect timing for this post. De La Mer Spa Dubai is a family owned business and the spa treatments are primarily all-natural based, and by that I mean ingredients from your kitchen which is a major plus for my sensitive skin.

Best Spa Dubai

The Spa itself is beautiful on the inside and smells like fresh lemongrass in every room. There’s a relaxation room with a lounge, jacuzzi, sauna and lockers for your convenience. I wanted some gentle exfoliation so they recommended the Coconut Glow Scrub for my body and the Rose Petal Facial for my acne-prone skin. Sanny was my therapist and she was great, and even answered my endless questions for this article. They have numerous options for body scrubs and each batch is made for a one-time use for each client. The Coconut Scrub smelled so sweet and was followed with the Elemis Strawberry Lotion, both of which left my skin smooth and supple for the rest of the week. The Rose Petal facial was extremely gentle but actually cleaned out my pores. My face was glowing afterwards and my pores were no where to be seen.

Dubai Spa

De La Mer Spa DubaiAlongside their spa treatments, De La Mer Spa Dubai also offers hair and nail services. It’s a great one-stop-shop especially for brides and any lady looking to get pampered before an event. There are so many spas in Dubai but for girls like me with exceptionally sensitive skin, you can completely trust them to take good care of you here.

xo Rania

De La Mer Spa Dubai

BLK Dubai

*This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own.

Fraiche Cafe and Bistro

Fraiche Cafe and BistroWhen you’ve lived in one place for a long time, there’s a chance the grass starts to seem greener anywhere else. Between my love for travel and the constant search for the feeling of novelty, I forgot to live in the now. I’ve decided to start this series about My Dubai, so that I can explore all the amazing places in my city and share my experiences with you. Continue reading Fraiche Cafe and Bistro