Nail Decals

A good manicure can make your day and what can make it better is nail art transfers.

A few months back I met lovely Natalia from Nailshop is a very interesting website that offers you nail art transfers, magnetic nail polishes, nail art stencils and more such unique products.

I was provided some of their nail decals for reviewing and here are the results. At first I made a mistake in how to use the nail transfers. I thought it’s like a tattoo which gets stuck on the nail. It was silly of me to not watch the tutorial. However once I did watch the video, it was easy and quick!

STEP 1 Watch the nail art transfer tutorial here

STEP 2 cut out the desired nail art and dip it in water just for three seconds.

STEP 3 Carefully peel the transfer foil from the paper and apply on nail. Let it set and cut off the excess from the edges.

STEP 4 Gently apply a clear coat to finish the look!


I tried two of their designs and loved it so much. These transfer just cost AED 12 onwards and look gorgeous on the nails. Mine lasted for about a week and because I don’t like to overdo the designs I prefer applying the nail transfer on one nail and painting the remaining with solid colors.

Overall, love the look and my nails look so pretty! Have a look at the two patterns below.


Get your nails trendy and pretty with Contact them on +971 56 460 48 50 or



Free Entry For All At Al Ain Zoo With New Special Initiative – ‘Al Ain Zoo Free Reads!’

Are you a wildlife lover? Photography enthusiast like myself? Want to get up close with wildlife? Here is your chance. Read on to know how you could enter for free at Al Ain Zoo with their exclusive promotion.


Al Ain Zoo today reaffirms its status as a leader in education for the UAE with the launch of a new special promotion, ‘Al Ain Zoo Free Reads!’

From 1st October until the end of Abu Dhabi Science Festival (21st November), the Zoo will give free admission for each day that a customer brings any animal or other natural history book, shows and shares their support.

This initiative celebrates reading and learning, and promotes education about our core subject, the natural world. The timing coincides with and supports both Al Ain Book Fair and Abu Dhabi Science Festival.

The promotion is as easy as 1,2,3;

  1. Bring an animal or Natural History Book- 1 per person
  2. Get snapped with your book by our campaign banner
  3. Share it on social media for all to see you support reading and learning!

…. And then enjoy all the fun and educational encounters of the zoo, including our new Tour Guide experiences, Kashtah behind the scenes tour and amazing new UAE World Deserts featuring 4 special Arabian hilltop exhibits featuring Oryx, Gazelles, Tahr.

Al Ain Zoo Director General, His Excellency Ghanim Al Hajeri said “In many ways visiting a zoo is like reading a book. Both can provide a fun and engaging learning experience that opens your eyes to the beauty and truth of the world around you – and once you’re hooked it’s always part of your life.”

He added “We’re proud to be able to offer this initiative in support of these two great educational causes; reading and science. The zoo is a great place with beautiful green spaces in which to enjoy your favourite books and to encourage children to find their joy of reading, and what better topic to read about than our natural world.”

So whether you bring The Hungry Caterpillar, a university biology text book or Out of Africa, and whether you’re starting a new chapter in your life or already an avid book worm, Al Ain Zoo’s new offer is bound to be a bestseller and something you just can’t put down!

Leaving you all with a beautiful image I took at the Zoo.

Rahua Body Collection…Now available UAE!

Rahua, the trusted purveyor of eco-friendly, luxury, and organic hair care is pleased to introduce a much-anticipated line of three 100% natural body products. The Rahua Body Collection, which includes Shower Gel, Body Lotion and Amazon Body Oil, uses symbiotic (rainforest grown) ingredients ethically and sustainably sourced from the Amazon Rainforest, including Sacha Inchi oil, Buriti oil, Quinoa, Palo Santo and Rahua’s star Ungurahua oil. These rare and potent miracle ingredients, provided by Mother Nature, are proven to provide superior results to chemically laden alternatives. What we put on our skin, our biggest organ, eventually goes into our bodies, and chemical-laden body care products can actually accelerate the effects of the sun and pollution on the skin. Rahua Body Collection uses 100% natural plant-based emollients and purifiers that cleanse, protect and strengthen the dermis and epidermis to create beautiful, soft, supple and glowing skin.

Like Rahua hair care, the inspiration for Rahua Body came from ingredients introduced to founders Fabian Lliguin and Anna Ayers by women of the Quechua-Shuar tribe in the Amazon Rainforest.

The women harvest and process the Ungurahua nut to produce Rahua oil in accordance with ancient, ancestral wisdom that has been passed down from generation to generation. Lliguin and Ayers, amazed by the ingredients they were exposed to in the Amazon, enlisted the help of top US chemists and scientists who have a deep understanding of biology and natural ingredients to further test the benefits and find out why these natural ingredients performed so well. After years

of research and development Rahua is pleased to share three body products that are made by “We chose to create a body line out of the need,” says Ayers. “I was looking for a fabulous hydrating lotion that felt amazing on the skin and was natural. During my pregnancy I only wanted to use the most natural solutions available. I could not find “the lotion,” so we decided to make it!

Same with the shower gel & body oil — I wanted natural luxury & indulgence for my skin. When our loyal fans of Rahua hair care started asking us if they could use the Elixir & the Conditioners on their skin, we knew it was time to make body products that customers could trust to be safe and effective but still luxurious! Fabian and I are very pleased to offer more products that benefit more people & serve more purposes.”

Rahua’s signature soothing Palo Santo scent has been combined with lavender, eucalyptus and vanilla bean to give the Rahua Body Collection a warm and sensual aroma.

Key ingredients are:


 Rahua Ungurahua Oil: The small molecules that make up this omega-9 rich oil penetrate deep into the skin, working into the dermis and epidermis and resulting in supremely hydrated skin, in even the driest season.

Sacha Inchi oil: This fantastic, plant-derived Amazonian oil is rich in omega-3 (a fatty acid usually found in fish). The lipid compound moisturizes dry skin improving softness and elasticity. Essential fatty acids like this one are vital for skin’s health and now, instead of ingesting omega-3 supplements, we can apply this nourishing oil directly to the skin.

Quinoa: This organic plant-based, super-food/protein deeply moisturizes and softens skin, while its antioxidant properties continuously rejuvenate and protect skin from the

Buriti Oil: Another Amazonian wonder oil, this is a natural emollient that provides high levels of the carotenoid pro-Vitamin A, adding a luminous and healthy glow to the skin.

Palo Santo “holy wood”: Rahua’s signature scent offers a delicate fragrance while providing a soothing aromatherapy experience.

Three products that have been introduced to the UAE Market from Rahua Range are:

RAHUA BODY SHOWER GEL. Energize your shower experience with Rahua’s 100% natural, organic, gluten free and vegan shower gel. Scented with Palo Santo, lavender, eucalyptus and vanilla bean. This Shower Gel transforms your regular routine into an uplifting aroma-therapeutic experience while gently cleansing skin and removing dirt and dead cells without stripping the skin of its natural oils.

RAHUA BODY LOTION. Moisturise and nourish your skin to health with Rahua Body Lotion. This rich 100% natural, organic, gluten free and vegan Body Lotion uses a fabulous omega-3 and -9 compound that works with organic Quinoa, Rahua Ungurahua oil, Sacha Inchi oil and other natural ingredients to moisturizes and repairs the dermis and the epidermis. Rahua Body Lotion enlivens dull, dry skin that is caused by environmental damage.

RAHUA BODY AMAZON OIL. This ultra concentrated yet light oil will revive the skin and encourage a healthy, touchable glow. Omega-9 revives the skin while omega-3 lipids and antioxidants help reverse the appearance of aging, resulting in beautiful, healthy, glowing skin. Enriched with Buriti, an Amazonian oil containing vegan carotenoid pro-Vitamin A, this natural oil promotes a luminous tone for all skin types. Use regularly to keep skin youthful, radiant, toned and gorgeous.

The Rahua Body Collection is available in House of Fraser Yas Island, Posh by Feryal at The Burj al Arab and Address Downtown, Make-Up Etc and online at

Text & Image source: Official press release

Weekly Photo Challenge- Early Bird in Desert!

I remember this photo very well.. not very long ago I was visiting Abu Dhabi for work purposes. I was stressed, I was disappointed. Something was just not right. I needed air to breath and the warmth of the sun. I walked out of my hotel and reached this beautiful place..just at the perfect time. This sunrise brightened my day. Here is the picture for this week’s Photo Challenge. 

Image shot from Samsung S5

Feel free to comment and let me know your thoughts. Also do browse through photography section on my blog or follow me on Instagram for more images.

Weekly Photo Challenge- Afloat

A few weeks back, I added this image to my instagram page. It fits perfectly for this week’s challenge – Afloat.

This image was taken at Creek in Dubai, UAE. Seagulls migrate here during winter, stay for a month or two and fly away when the weather starts getting humid.

Feel free to comment and let me know your thoughts. Also do browse through photography section on my blog for more images.

Image shot from Iphone 6+

Free Hair Expert Advice Offered By Rahua

The Amazon’s most potent beauty secret, Rahua, is a luxurious collection of 100% natural beauty products delivering transformative, gorgeous results. Rahua brings to the beauty world what the tribeswomen of the Amazon have known for centuries as the key to voluminous, lustrous locks.

The secret is now out, and you can see what the fuss is all about. For two weeks (Wednesday 1st– Wednesday 15th ) Rahua’s beauty experts will be excitedly awaiting your visit in Harvey Nichols beauty department, Mall of the Emirates. Offering advice on all your hair concerns, it is the perfect opportunity to ask the experts just how to calm your frizz, prevent those split ends, achieve envious bounce and shine, and restore your hair to its beautiful natural state – oh and stock up on Rahua! And because the team at Rahua is so excited to see you, they are offering a gift with two or more Rahua purchases too!

The Rahua range is 100% natural, made with Organic ingredients, gluten free and 100% vegan! It is created in collaboration with local Amazonian tribes and blended with only the purest of With a host of awards and a cult following of A-list celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Johnny Depp, the luxurious Rahua collection features a range of products including shampoos, conditioners, hair mask, elixir, hair wax and finishing treatment.

Rahua empowers women all over the world by giving them beautiful, healthy hair and it provides a means by which the native women of the Amazon can support themselves, thus empowering them too.

The full Rahua range is available in Harvey Nichols and other select locations across the UAE, with prices starting at AED 180.


Summer is approaching, I want to prevent my hair from getting all frizzy and oily. I am definitely visiting for my expert hair advice. Rahua is one of my favorite Middle East launches of 2014. Read more about it in my previous blogpost that has the Shampoo and conditioner review too.

Text source- Official press release