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Haircare Secret-1

23 Sep

Do you have a mop? A mess? Tats? Dryness?

The type of curls that just don’t look curly?

Well, there is a solution for EVERYTHING………..hair included.

I’ve got the worst hair! It’s fine when straightened or blow dried but if I just leave it, it’s MEGA curly…and not in a nice way, it looks like I’ve been dragged through a bush backwards. Anyway, I found a solution 😛

Two drops of baby oil and a pea size amount of vaseline, rubbed together and voila! You will have beautiful SOFT curls! Forget moose – that just makes your curls all scrunchy and hard AND adds moisture BACK into your hair!

Vaseline and Baby Oil = 10/10 in my book!

And YES! I’m being serious!

update: my first comment on this post was ‘really, your not kidding?’ LOL soo.. guys, AGAIN, IM NOT KIDDING!

Just rub this between the palms of your hand and scrunch your hair eshwaya.

Guess which perfume?

21 Sep

So, I got this perfume.. Guess by Marciano and I don’t know what it is but it’s incredibly gorgeous! Yes, I said ‘incredibly gorgeous’…not the normal way to describe a perfume but this is just so ‘incredibly good’. I smell devine when I wear it, really. I do.

It is is subtle, sweet, pretty, feminine and it has a fresh, youthful aroma.

Even though this came out in 2007, it still tops the best sellers for perfumes.

So, you can buy this for around 20dinars, yes, that’s right, it isn’t expensive at all.

I googled just now to see if I could buy it online later and I found this! 30 bottles for 226kd…….wow, now, there’s an idea for a few bazaars……. make up pretty little girly boxes with perfume, candles, a book, perhaps? You can be sure to make a profit!

What’s happening at the Exhibition area?

21 Sep

The School Stationary Exhibition- this just started 19/09/2010 and is running until 28/10/2010 – ok this doesn’t interest me much .. but you may like to go and get some things for uni/school or teachers, perhaps you can find some good resources!

Now, I’m excited!!! Not long to go until………..

Winter Fashion Fair
Date: 03-NOV-10 to 13-NOV-10
Autumn Perfume Exhibition is an 11 day show! wow, I think I’ll go everyday just to see if I find something new.. It is a perfumes & cosmetics exhibition- totally up my street!

It will be organized by Kuwait International Fair and its exhibiting products will include Skin & Facial care, Body care, Nail care & art, Perfumes, Aromatherapy, Foot care and many more.

Whoop whoop! Can’t wait!

Then the following day, the Winter Fashion Exhibition will begin..

Winter Fashion Fair
Date: 04-NOV-10 to 14-NOV-10
Winter Fashion Fair is one of the biggest exhibition in Kuwait which will showcase products like:- gifts, home accessories, design and lifestyle articles, tableware and kitchen accessories, paper, office and stationery goods and much more.

There isn’t much going on in October.

Right  before these two exhibitions, the Careers Fair will take place 2nd Nov-4th Nov. I know many of you will want to attend since it really is becoming so difficult for fresh graduates to find jobs here in Kuwait without Wasta………

On another note; students, you’ll be happy to know their is another Global Education and Training Exhibition at Crowne Plaza but that’s coming up right next month 24th October-25th October. It will attract more than 1,200 students from USA every years and more than 600,000 learners.

Mothercare – The Avenues

21 Sep

Just to let everyone know, Mothercare in Avenues have their end of year sale on. I’m not sure when it started but I passed by yesterday and got some things for the kids!

They also have great maternity stuff at dirt cheap prices!

Got a few babygrows and a couple of tshirts for youngest and totaled only 5kd…fantastic.

Obviously the majority of the stuff is ”summer wear” but great for next year! Why pay 10kd next year for shorts and tshirt when you can get them now for 2kd?

I always buy in advance for my kids, it’s not like kids clothes ‘trend’ 🙂

RunPhones for Iphone!

20 Sep

If you’re an avid runner, jogger or overall sports junkie who likes to listen to music at the same time, you’ll most likely benefit from the RunPhones. The runphones work with the iPhone, iPod touch, and most other portable music devices..

Available in two versions, the RunPhones headphones are perfect for both summer and winter. The thick fleece version keeps you warm during the colder months and the thin Polartec Powerdry mesh one keeps the sweat away during the summer.

Available in 3 colors (black, blue, and orange) and 3 sizes

They can be purchased from Runphones online for roughly $50. International shipping costs:

International Standard (1-4 weeks) $5
International Express (1 week) $27

Please note that obviously you are responsible for all customs and import taxes when you pick up your package.

Zero is NOT a size.

18 Sep

Recently, I noticed mark@248am had blogged about 10 Fattest Countries in the world re: Girls.

Well, here’s what I’ve got to say to ALL of you. Ladies and Gents.

I’m sick and tired of people going on about wanting to be a size 0, a size 2, a size 4, a size 6.

We are ALL different shapes and sizes. AND No, I’m not FAT. I’m not jealous. I just don’t want to ever be smaller than a size 12. Curves are sexy. Big Bums are sexy. Big breasts well, those are annoying BUT…my point is, stop f^&*ing moaning at us about our weight.

Curves don’t equal fat, truth be told, many girls in this day and age are scarily thin and end up with anorexia. If all we have to worry about is a little extra meat well, we should be proud of ourselves.

As for you, MEN, the majority of you may watch your weight, may take pride in your appearance but truth be told, most of you are Jerks and it isn’t your wives that you do it for. Yes, that’s right, I said it.

It’ s very, very hard being a mother, a wife, a daughter and the person that we are expected to be by our partners/husbands/boyfriends. We may not live up to your expectations but do you ever think, you definitely don’t live up to ours??

Ladies do NOT have it easy.

We have to put up with double emails, two phones, calls in the night, un-named names in mobiles……….sound familiar girls? Yes, we have ALOT to put up with ……SO, if we feel like gaining a few pounds and eating a bar of chocolate, leave us the hell alone. We deserve it.

We don’t want to be like this………….

Marilyn Monroe was a size 16 and she was gorgeous!

Please note, the above model is Brazilian Fluvian who is a plus-size model size 16/18 for Elle, isn’t she gorgeous?

So ladies, no matter what anyone thinks of you, PLEASE know that you ARE beautiful.

It just takes one thing to make you a fighter.

This post is DEDICATED TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY. You know who you are.

I love you. No matter what anyone else thinks.

I want a bumpit!

16 Sep

So, I’ve covered fashion trends, how about hair trends for Winter 2010/2011?

Any ideas? Well……keywords here are BIG, MASSIVE, BEEHIVE and BUMPIT.

So, for years and years, we have always backcombed and had a ‘puff’ here in Kuwait but FINALLY the western world are following suit. Only problem is, they have created a much easier way to achieve the ‘puff’.

The disadvantage to our method yani ‘backcombing’ is the disastrous effects it has on our hair. It permanently leaves the hair damaged and splits the ends.

So thank goodness for the latest hair accessory… the BUMPIT…. What is it? Well, it looks like this…

and EVERYONE is using them..

If you want to have a go yourself, here’s a tutorial on how.

I saw them in Sally’s in the UK but not sure what the equivalent of that is here, maybe the hair centre in Salmiya.

I think you can probably find these Bumpit’s in Claire’s Accessories in Kuwait, will check and let you guys know.

It’s all so difficult!

15 Sep

I always find Winter ‘difficult’. I’m never sure what to wear and I especially hate Fall… it’s that in between time when you just aren’t sure whether it’s hot or cold…one sweater or two? a jacket or a coat?

Well, just to make it a bit easier, I thought I’d post this year’s trends for this coming Winter 2010/2011!

Trench Coats are back …much to my disgust, I’m not that keen on them, I think they are old and haggered looking but I found this one from Gucci and it is quite nice

It is of beige colour which is much easier to keep clean than white. The material is biscuit wool cashmere drill. It has a beautiful horn button closure with hidden placket, front slash pockets

*90% wool and 10% cashmere

Retail price – 500kd.

What’s next? Shoes? Dresses? Have a look…….

Shoes, well that’s going to be difficult to ‘pin point’ an exact trend..Issey Miyake are opting for ballerina shoes for fall – bit cold no?, Limi Feu for Doc Marten style boots, Anne Valérie Hash for brogues and Mulberry for low boots.

Comfort seem to be the main issue for this winter which DELIGHTS me. As well as flat shoes, designers are making our lives even more easy with practical and easy-to-wear items. Oversize mohair jumpers were Sonia Rykel’s favourite, while Givenchy went for winter-sport style pullovers, Marc Jacobs opted almost exclusively for knitwear

As for dresses, we are going 50’s…yes, you heard that right, retro and vintage are the key words here.

As for trousers Ladies, well, you aren’t going to see much of a trend in them. As we are dating back to the war era…well, ladies just didn’t wear trousers then. Skirts and flouncy dresses all the way. What’s coming next year? 1900’s? It’s almost like we are just working back………..year by year……..

Trying to be like Fahad…but can’t.

14 Sep

For those that are #tryingtobefahad and can’t get like @Fahad_K there is a way to lose some weight!

The CoolSculpting system is the latest trend in the celebrity world for losing weight. It vaguely brings to mind those retro fat-jiggling machines that promised an easy way to lose weight

This technological piece is definitely more promising. Recently FDA-approved, the CoolSculpting system will essentially freeze away the fat.

A noninvasive procedure, the CoolSculpting system “kills fat cells under the skin by freezing them without damaging the skin itself, and once ‘dead’ the frostbitten fatty adipose tissue will then naturally be removed from the body VIA its metabolic processes. – Understand? No.

Ok, have a look at the before and after.

So, here’s the 100 million dinar question? Where can I get this done in Kuwait? 🙂

The wonderful uses of Sudocrem

6 Sep

Like most mums, I heart Sudocrem. It’s fantastic for sore bums, especially during teething! But, this post is not only for mums! You can be using it too! Even you, Noura 😛 I wouldn’t lie!

What exactly can you use Sudocrem for?

Well, I’ll tell you what I’ve tried and tested.

Burns- I once burnt my finger, it blistered pretty badly and looked real nasty. I applied a thin layer and a bandaid and next morning, the blister was right down and didn’t look very red at all.

Acne- I have been quite lucky, I haven’t had much trouble with my skin but Sudocrem is great for covering redness and blemishes.

Infantile eczema- fantastic for those dry patches on the arms and legs that are little ones get.

The general rule with Sudocrem is ‘apply a thin layer’ , ever heard the saying, ‘ a little really goes a long way’, well, when it comes to Sudocrem, you don’t need much!

What does it contain?

Sudocrem contains a number of ingredients and properties, such as:

  • hypoallergenic lanolin, to help provide emollient properties
  • zinc oxide is an astringent which reduces the loss of tissue fluid
  • benzyl benzoate and benzyl cinnamate are amongst the ingredients of Peru Balsam, recognised for its healing properties
  • benzyl alcohol is a weak local anaesthetic which acts to ease localised pain and irritation. It also acts as a disinfectant/antibacterial agent and is responsible for protection against common bacterial contaminants.

This is a cream that should be in EVERYONE’S first aid kit whether you have kids or not! Go get some now!

You can find this in any pharmacy, Boots and our favorite LuLu!

Although mums, be warned, keep out of reach of the kids or you may face something like this ……

8/9/2010 *UPDATE*

Got a reply from a follower on twitter..

Omg the rash on my cheeks is GONE! My face looks perfect thanks to @BabbleQ8‘s advice ;D *dances*

See………Sudocrem IS GREAT!