Our shop is finally live! I’ve handpicked each individual item because of all the love and hard work that goes into creating them. It was especially exciting to collaborate with Hawwa and design our ‘Put A Spell On Me’ t-shirt together. I will be continuously working on designing and collaborating with some of my favorites, so there will be more items added to the shop. I hope you enjoy our gallery and happy shopping!
I may or may not have complained numerously about struggling with frizzy hair in an extremely humid climate. In a previous post I talked about my best tips for healthy hair and although those methods really kept it soft, the water in Dubai is very damaging and no matter what I did my hair stayed unmanageable. I even started rinsing it out with drinking water after each shower (I know, what a princess right?) and that really made a difference for me, but still not good enough.
When I was in Michigan for Christmas break my hair was healthier than ever and I was able to do a blowout and curl it in 30-45 mins, which is amazing for its length. As soon as I got back home, I realized it was taking me twice as long to do and I still had to go over it a couple of times later on. The demands of my job require that my tresses be styled most of the time, and although my natural curls are cute they are not suitable for outfit posts. I started feeling guilty about all the heat I’m applying to my hair and worried that it would destroy all my efforts at keeping it healthy.
The Blow Dry Bar at Marquee has an offer for the month of February where you can get a Brazilian Blowout at AED 1,000 regardless of the length of your hair. The blowout is supposed to last 3-4 months as long as you use Sulfate-free shampoo. The purpose is to eliminate frizz completely and while it does diminish 70% of your curls, it’s not supposed to make your hair pin straight. I just got it done this past weekend and I’m amazed at my hair. It’s exceptionally soft and shiny, I don’t have to blow dry it anymore because it’s barely curly and I just went over it with my curling iron and the whole thing took about 15 minutes. I was afraid I would lose volume but it’s barely a difference.
I didn’t buy the Sulfate-free shampoo from the salon (AED 180) and instead I’m using one by Vichy which I got at the pharmacy for AED 75. I will update you on the progress of the blowout, but if you’ve been thinking about getting it done this is such a great deal. Xo
Update: I’ve done a lot research on Brazilian Blowout and other similar treatments and found that there are harsh chemicals in these products. Please do your research before undergoing such treatments on your hair.
I found this gold skirt in my closet during a mini spring cleaning and was so excited to create an outfit with it. Sometimes you find a beautiful piece that can stay with you for years and will always be in style, to me this is one of them. I had to take my pink coat out for one last spin because it’s basically summer weather in Dubai and I don’t know when I’ll be able to wear it again. I’ve linked similar items to what I’m wearing below, the coat is the exact same one and is on sale! Xo
Photo Credit: Sand in The City