Last month I had the opportunity to visit China and explore some of the most beautiful places within the province of Yinchuan. One of the activities on our itinerary was to explore the Muslim area of China and in this case in the province Yinchuan. Even though the Hui Muslims in China are in the minority, they’re very present in Ningxia which is the city that we visited. We were invited by a Hui Muslim family to their home and we got to experience their way of living. The woman of the house and her sister made us traditional snacks and we had delicious Ba Bao tea. This traditional tea consists many fresh herbs, spices and even goji berries!
I never thought that I could pull off white pants especially not a tight white jumpsuit. To my surprise, when I ordered it online and tried it on, it fitted perfectly and it’s the only thing that I want to wear now! I paired it with a nude colored trench coat because it’s a bit see through from the back and a gold chain belt – I feel like J.LO in this jumpsuit, ha! I kept my make-up simple, just the usual: bronzer, nude lipgloss and highlight.
As much as I love living in the UAE, summers here are unbearable! The heat & humidity are on a next level, being outside is unbearable, the ocean water is hot the only thing left to do is going to the malls. I’m trying to spend as much time outdoors even though it’s challenging because I don’t want to spend the entire summer breathing AC air, day in, day out 🙁
Happy weekend! I’m so glad that the weather is starting to cool down, this summer seemed endless! In this post I want to share a few photos of me wearing one of my current favorite dresses. I’m usually not the type that wears dresses a lot but the material of this dress in particular is all I want to wear. The cool material is perfect for this weather! My hair usually doesn’t react well to this humidity but surprisingly, my curls have been on “fleek” lately.
Last Tuesday (28th of March) it was my birthday, whoop whoop! I kind of spread out my birthday celebrations over the entire week because Ryadh and I both had some work responsibilities so we couldn’t really celebrate on the day itself – however, I did enjoy all the other days. we did a bunch of different things, the weekend prior to my birthday we went for a quick getaway to Abu Dhabi and the weekend after my birthday, Ryadh surprised me with a helicopter tour over Dubai and it was AWESOME!!
I recently went camping with Ryadh (hubby) & Ilyas (my brother) and we went to Jebel Akhdar in Oman. I’ve been camping before in the desert but this was the first time that I went camping a bit further away from home so that was exciting but also a bit scary at the same time. I didn’t really know what to expect up in the mountains, it can get pretty cold at night but I wasn’t expecting the weather to drop almost 20 degrees lower than sea level. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this trip is to pack thicker and more blankets because we were FREE-ZING!
The other day, Ryadh, Ilyas and I went to the desert and tried out the quads for the first time. It was such a cool experience and I can’t wait to ride the quads again. If you live in the UAE or if you’re coming here on vacation then its definitely worth trying out!
During the month of October I got to stay at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Bahrain and it was my first time to visit the country. I haven’t seen much of Bahrain other then the roads to and from the airport so I’m definitely hoping to come back soon and explore the country a bit more.
I love taking photos, and I love sharing them with you – so here’s my photo story on what goes down backstage at Fashion Forward.
As you may know, bleaching your hair is extremely harmful and drying to your hair. As someone who’s got dry hair to begin with, it was challenging to keep my hair healthy, shiny and moisturised through out the bleaching process. In this video I’ll be sharing my tips and tricks on how I kept my hair happy and healthy! If you thought the video was helpful, please make sure to give it a thumbs up.