Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Frillu X CCCC

Since it's my birthday month, I am celebrating with you my lovely readers for a whole month. So, Egypt's number one accessories online store decided to celebrate with us and give Chanel, Cupcakes, Cameras and readers a 10% discount on their purchases.

Frillu always has great collection of necklaces, rings, earrings and bangles with very affordable prices, and delivers them to your doorstep. You can order by phone: 01206689969 or through their website: or through instagram/frillucairo

At the check out don't forget to insert the promotional code: CCCC to get 10% discount.

Happy Shopping.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Lose weight without Diet or Excersie

So for all of my life I was a sportive girl, my parents made sure to engage me in sports, and I used to dance ballet as well, I was that thin very tall girl all my life, till I had the baby. My problem was weight wasn't the baby weight I lost all the weight  after just two weeks from giving birth. My problem was that when pregnant I was eating very healthy and was trying to eat organic as well, so after delivery I was eating a lot of junk, and was so busy with the baby, and didn't have time to cook healthy, so was ordering food a lot of the time, so I put on few pounds.

Because I never dieted in my whole life, I had no intention of doing so, and going to the gym with a baby, was a bit tough, so I could go only once a week, this problem came to end, when I tried the EFT program for losing weight. To be more correct it is for  releasing the weight, because when you lose the weight you never gain it back.

With EFT program I learned that the problem is in the unconscious mind, it controls more than 90% of over actions, and if you succeeded in controlling it, you can lose weight, gain more money or do a lot of things, you never knew u could do. You know the saying that we use 10% only of our brain capabilities, yes it is true.

The EFT is the emotional free technique. I tried the weight release program, presented by Taller Than A Palm Tree. Taller Than A Palm Tree is the leading self development foundation providing Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) in Egypt and Dubai.
The sessions are conducted by Myrette El Sokkari, who is a certified AAMET Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner, and Matrix Re-imprinting coach. She is also a member of the U.S. based Experts Industry Association (EIA). You can go to her office, do the sessions over the phone or through Skype. In 2008 her own illness, healed by alternative medicine, led to an eye and heart opener of what can be achieved by non conventional medicine. It was in searching the net about the Law of Attraction that she discovered Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and from the first astonished moment there was a gravitational pull to find out more. This hunger for more knowledge has led to extensive continuous self and structured study.

The technique is so easy mainly done through tapping and through easy ways to let you control your appetite without even noticing or doing any physical thing. I will write another post to tell you more, as if I started the post will be very long  for you to read ;)

Meanwhile make sure to visit Taller Than Palm Tree page to know more about the program .

Friday, March 28, 2014

Watch The Splash Show Live

Watch The Fabulous Splash Show below 

Landmarkshops Blog | Fashion Show


Thursday, March 27, 2014

The IT Palettes from Sephora

When I first saw the Sephora IT eyeshadow palette, I couldn't help but blaming myself of the years I locked myself with the neutral palettes for so long, that I forgot how cool was it to use a beautiful strong colour on the lip and blend it with other neutrals.

The Sephora colour "It" palette, has all the colour you can use on your lids, the shadows are so pigmented, you will only need a one or two strokes of the brush. The powder is so cream it spreads out evenly on the skin, leaving to creases of the powder, and perfect to apply your mascara above. It has beautiful 5 nude colors a long with the other vibrant colours such as greens, blues, purples and of course smokey black. It's a one palette for all.

Makeup tip: Use the blue, green or the purple colour on an edgy small brush and but on your lower water line, exactly as you use the eyeliner, it will open your eyes and add a glam touch of colour. Do this with neutral makeup at the upper lid, or even without any makeup. Also if you have small eyes, use the white shadow to put on the inner corner of the eye, it will instantly make your eyes look bigger.

 Ever dreamed of carrying almost all of your makeup with you, and in one of your smallest clutches as the same time. I do every time I go out in a hurry ( almost all the time :) ) and wish I could have space in my make to put all my makeup, so I can use the traffic jams time, to put on my make.. (Busy working mom problems)
That why I loved the Sephora Spring in Soho" Palette, it have everything I can dream of, for my everyday make. A gorgeous set of eye shadows, a beautiful coral blusher, ohh and the lipsticks, just the right collection of colours, from pinks, to nudes, to orange to dark fuchsia. What else could you need to do your everyday makeup on the go, or retouch your lips, or eyes from now and then.
 It's very tiny that it can fit in any bag I have, and it has mirror inside, and I know it sounds trivia, but I just love the smell of the makeup inside, I can't help but opening it to smell. hehe Crazy I know.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lancôme is finally in Egypt

Two weeks ago I was honored to be invited to Lancôme Egypt's launching party. Finally after a long await, Lancôme cosmetics and perfumes are now available in Egypt.

Lancôme threw a fabulous party at Beymen Cafe by the Four Seasons Hotel, Nile Plaza, I am glad I had the chance to get to smell Lancôme's new perfume, and know more about their latest makeup lines, and now I won't be afraid of using up my favourite mascara "Lancôme Hypnose", as finally it is available in all the big makeup stores here.
I was also happy to meet a lot of Egypt's fashionasta, and some of my favourite celebrities, such as Dorra Zarouk, Sherine Reda and Rania Youssef.

So for all of you pretty ladies who have sending me messages to ask about Lancôme,  it's finally here in C-town.

Beautiful ladies

Actress Dorra Zarouk, checking Lancôme's latest makeup collection

Designer Deana Shaaban, Big fashionista  Mrs. Heba Serag, and Me

Mrs. Heba Serag and fashion designer Sama Essa with a friend


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mother's Day Gift from LUSH

As a young mom to a 3 years toddler if you have asked me what the thing I wished for, especially during the first couple of years, I would reply without hesitation "an indulging bath".
I remember having a shower for 5 min. felt like having a luxurious Cleopatra bath. I would leave the baby for my husband and get into the shower, than I would hear Hassan scream, and then I would panic and get out with the unwashed shampoo over my hair.

From that moment I really appreciated it having a proper bath time, and felt sorry for my mom having to go through all this when me and my siblings were young. That's why I was so happy with LUSH's mother's day gift boxes.

The amazingly wrapped LUSH gift boxes are a special way to say thank you for your mother, for that so many unfinished showers you have prevented her from enjoying, and for letting her now indulge in a luxurious bath and long showers.
For my mum I am getting her a bag that I know she wants and will pass by LUSH to pick her a gift box and place it inside it. What do you girls are getting for your moms ?

Happy Mother's day for all of us.

Thank You LUSH for the amazing gift

Bunch of Carrots re-usable bubble bars …back from last year, this time as a bunch of three smaller carrots, so each one can be used quicker when it’s at its freshest.  As a re-usable bubble bar, place under the running taps to create lots of bubbles, then pop it on the side for another time.  Fragranced with the same fruity oils as the Carrot soap, there’s also a little bit of nutritious carrot oil in each one, which is rich in vitamins and an extraordinary skin soother and rejuvenator. 

Brightside bubble bar … back this year and this time to stay, as it joins our all year round range after Easter!  A bright and cheerful swirl of a bubble bar to give you a fresh and cheerful perspective.  Scented with a trio of uplifting and invigorating oils, there’s: Sicilian mandarin, tangerine and bergamot oil and just a squeeze of lemon.  All are energizing and also incredibly toning oils that will lift the spirits and clear the mind.  Crumble under the running taps and watch as the water turns into a hazy red and orange sunset with frothy white clouds of bubbles.

The orange part is made with carrot oil to moisturize; while the white bunny inside is made with cocoa butter to soften.  The fragrance smells nothing like carrots however, as we’ve used fruity essential oils such as buchu, lemon and bergamot to really make your mouth water. 

NEW Golden Egg bath melt ballistic … a brand new invention, this egg is a bath bomb coated in bath melt mixture. It will unexpectedly sink to the bottom of the bathtub while the outer layer dissolves, popping to the surface as the fizzing center is revealed.  The outer bath melt mix is made using our beautiful fair trade, organic, Colombian Peace Village cocoa butter and olive oil from a brand new permaculture project that LUSH is working with in Palestine. Scented with the best selling and my favourite  LUSH soap Honey I Washed the Kids fragrance, it’s coated with PET free golden luster. 
Inspired by chocolate cream eggs, we reverse it and coated the hard bath bomb center with a creamy bath melt shell.

Inhale Exhale bath bomb … Intensely soothing

A new bath bomb with two halves, each lightly scented with one half of the two-part Gorilla Perfume fragrance, Breath of God. The Inhale half fizzes quickly, allowing mum to breathe in the light and fruity neroli and rose to relax.  She can then lie back, breathe out and enjoy the grounding effect of the Exhale fragrance, with notes of smoky cedarwood and revitalizing lemon and grapefruit. This half fizzes more slowly to give mum an even longer lasting soak.

Tulip... as well as being a beautiful flower, tulips are also an emblem of International Women’s Day in Russia… so the perfect choice really. This one shares the same fragrance as our best selling Sex Bomb bath bomb, a heady scent that will revive and clear her mind.

Wonder Woohoo bubble bar … Recharge and rejuvenate

Inspired by Wonder Woman and created for wonder women! Mums can channel their inner superhero when using this bubble bar, covered in gold sparkle to replicate Wonder Woman’s gold tiara!

 Packed full of sandalwood and Brazilian orange oil from our best selling Gorilla Perfume, The Sun, Wonder Woohoo is ideal for overworked super mums in need of a little time to recharge and rejuvenate.

Rose bubble bar … Sweet and uplifting

This beautifully crafted bubble bar will instantly transform mum’s bath time experience into a rose filled voyage through a mountain of skin softening bubbles.  Rosehip oil and cocoa butter grated into the mixture provide the softening properties; while rose and lemon provide the fragrance.

 This bubble bar has a brand new formula … cornstarch has been added to the mix to limit the rising effect of our other bubble bars.  This means you get a more condensed bar that can be broken in half and used over two baths.  Or you can use the whole things for masses of creamy, softening bubbles.
Picked at dawn by local villagers and Roma Gypsies, in Senir, Turkey, our rose absolute is the best we can get.  We are one of the largest users of Rose absolute in the world.  Not only is it a great smelling treat but the premium we pay on every kilogram of oil goes towards the running of (and the initial building of), a local primary school.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Authentic Saudi Lunch With The Entertainer

I love good food, and I love to explore new cuisines, my taste buds were trained over the past years to identify good food, from my years as a restaurant reviewer. As Egyptians we are very familiar to Lebanese and Syrian foods, but not so much to Saudi and Khaliji cuisines, as most of us only knew that Saudi food is only famous Kabsah.

But living in Jeddah for more than couple of years, taught me a lot about the Hijazi food, where I knew it much more than the Kabsah,which is not reall considered an authentic Hijazi food. With authentic Saudi restaurants like Aseil, helped a lot of us expats living in beautiful Jeddah, to taste and appreciate true Saudi food.

I had a couple of my dear Egyptian friends visiting Jeddah, and I wanted them to have a taste of the true Saudi food, and since I have the great and money saving application THE ENTERTAINER on my iPhone, I looked up saudi cusine, and found they have Aseil with them in the offers, was so over the moon from happines, as now we could enjoy so many great dishes and pay for half of it only.

The Entertainer is a smart phone application, that you download from your applications store, and then you pay something around 185 SAR online via your credit card (with your apple ID if you are iPhone user) and then all the Restaurants, Salons, Spas, Cafes, Hotels offers unlocks for you. You pay for one you get the other free. Nothing complicated, no tricks nothing, just as easy as you can imagine.

Read my first post about The Entertainer Here, to know more about the great app.
Download it from your smart phone or use this link. Click Here

Make sure to check The Entertainer website to know more, Click Here 

Restaurant looks so authentic

Interesting item in the menu, love Al Madina Mint

Our complimentary Arabic coffee and dates.

That m fav. soup in the world, Shorbet Hab "wheat soup with chicken"

A very Hijazi dish, Lahm bel Ajen" Saudi meat loaf"

Another Hijazi dish, the Saleeq, me and my son's favourite

Yummy Hijazy mixed grills.