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Concept-Me’s Eclectic Arabesque Collection!

Concept-Me offers a unique selection of artefacts from their Zero Collection to add a sparkle to your house and for gifting during Ramadan and Eid. The Collection offers furniture and décor pieces, blending contemporary style with traditional touches. The creative space offers a range of brands available in store ranging from Bedding, Technology, Jewelry, Art and Interiors making it an ideal destination to find the perfect gift for a loved one during this season.

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Concept-Me
Dubai Space – DiaA-gram No.4
Al Quoz Industrial Area 3
+971 4 333 5189
http://concept-me.com/

Opening times : Sunday – Thursday (9-6pm)

About Concept-Me – (Studio – Store – Hub)

Design | Interiors | Art | Architecture – DiaA-gram

The space in Al Quoz is called DiaA-gram no. 4, which is both a map and an illustration of how the space is used, giving it both a meaning and visual identity. DiaA indicates the four major disciplines inside the the space: Design, Interiors, Art, Architecture. Concept-Me aims to grow in detail and complexity, extending the boundaries of product and project development, and paralleled with varying briefs, design factors, and end products.

Continuously awarded as a group of talented and enterprising entities, throughout their history and development, Concept-Me believes in playing a role to expand, illustrate and promote the journey of creative creation as an important aspect of their approach: to provide a constructive and inspirational environment, through intellectual enquiry showcasing the parts that make the whole experience. Thus they are able to provide a broad and extensive portfolio essential in approaching situations with a disciplined yet imaginative approach.

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Quick Question To You.. Are You Interested In..?

I am a person who does things on a whim. Currently if you ask me what my hobby is, I would say reading and even blogging. But years back, for a period of upto 2 years (2004 – 2006), my hobby was writing. It comprised of short stories and poems. Some of them were published in my school magazine, some in newspapers and even a magazine called Young Times. It made me excited seeing them published.

Anyways, after 2006, I have kept part of my works locked away in a digital safe. There is only one person who has seen all my works and that’s my mom. I would love to share some of my works with you – my friends and readers. But before that I need to know if you guys are interested in reading them.

You might find a tinge of sadness in my works, only because I wrote only when I was sad. You might ask what was I so sad about and now that I think of it, it’s just nothing. But when you are a teenager, even the slightest problems would make you sad. Since, I wasn’t the rebellious kind, I chose sadness as my friend. Also since I was pampered very much, I wanted to get everything I wanted, even if It’s the most useless thing. Hearing no also made me sad. Lol!.

Anyways so here is my ‘quick’ question : Are YOU interested?. Please leave a comment.

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Review : LuvIt Chocolates!

Hey guys,

Have you seen LuvIt’s advertisements?. It basically says if someone tries to share their LuvIt chocolate bar with you, you should beware since they might have some vested interest in doing so!. Lol its funny. Anyways, I decided to give it a try to see if it’s that great.

1) LuvIt Chocolate with Roasted Almonds

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This chocolate bar has quite a bit of tiny roasted almond pieces embedded into it. The chocolate itself tastes nice and after having it, the taste of almonds stays in your mouth. I like it. It comes in a lime green pack with a pic of chocolate & almonds on it. Price : Rs 45 (AED 2.47) for a 38 gms pack.

2) LuvIt Chocolate with Fruit & Nuts

LuvIt Rice crispies

This was the first one that I tried and my first impression was great. The chocolate tastes very high quality & quite phenomenal. There are tiny pieces of cashews & raisins embedded in the chocolate. It’s pretty delicious and you must try it. It comes in a red pack with a pic of chocolate, cashews & different types of raisins on it. Price : Rs 40 (AED 2.20) for a 38 gms pack.

3) LuvIt Chocolate with Rice Crispies

LuvIt Rice Crispies

The chocolate tastes good and is covered with rice crispies. It’s not so pretty to see but is very crunchy. It’s quite nice. It comes in a purple colored pack with a pic of chocolate & rice crispies on it. Price : Rs 40 (AED 2.20) for a 38 gms pack.

4) LuvIt Caramelicious!

LuvIt Caramelicious

This bar is quite thick & has a thick layer of caramel inside it. Sounds delicious but it’s not. The caramel does not ooze out and tastes really cheap. This is one chocolate you should skip. It comes in a silver & brown colored pack with a green colored splash on it. It shows chocolate with oozing caramel in it. However, it isn’t oozing out at all, as per my experience. Price : Rs 10 (AED 0.55) for a 20 gms pack.

Overall I have a good impression about this brand. I bought these from Navaratna Hypermarket, Moonnupeediga, Kerala. These are the only variants I could find. I am not sure if there are more.

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Introducing REDTAG’s Plus Size Clothing Line!

This spring, REDTAG introduces a stylish and affordable collection of plus size clothing designed to flatter full-figured fashionistas across the Middle East. With the belief that fashion and style doesn’t stop at size 8, REDTAG’s plus size collection is available up to UK size 28. Inspired by international catwalk trends, the collection is designed and cut specifically for the curvy woman who loves her on trend affordable fashion. 

Plus Size

Dare to bare your shape while running your everyday errands with perfectly proportioned skinny jeans or tailored trousers paired with a patterned tunic top or a slouchy tee to keep the look fabulously practical. Dress for success with a statement pussybow blouse and a shapely pencil skirt. Alternatively, opt for a structured black dress and let your work speak for itself, while your outfit cheerleads on the side-lines. Don’t hide your curves away – embrace your figure with the classic wardrobe staple, the little black dress. Add some lace-up statement heels and you’re ready to dance the night away. 

Plus Size

The REDTAG plus size collection is available up to UK size 28 at select REDTAG stores in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar. For more information please visit www.redtag-stores.com.

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Quick Update..

Hey friends!

Thank you for the comments and personal messages many of you sent me after reading my last post. I really appreciate all the positive thoughts and wishes you sent my way ♡. I just wanted to update you guys about my current situation. It’s great news!. After 58 days of being in hospital, out of which 3 days I spent in ICU and 23 days my son spent in neonatal ICU, we got discharged today :).. Now I am at my own home and so ready to welcome the new year with my son. I couldn’t have imagined spending Jan 1st at the hospital. So glad that am back home..

Here is to a healthy and prosperous 2016.. Happy New Year, my dear friends ♡

Love,
Naz ♥

Movida Dubai Ball of Horrors!

Movida Dubai will be weaving a tale of fright and fun this Halloween with their Ball of Horrors.

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With the dance floor decorated in the ultimate nightmare fantasy; it is the perfect time to indulge in your darker side – who says you can’t be both scary and sultry? The doorkeepers will refuse entry to all those who are NOT wearing a costume for that is the law on St Hallows eve. Get your Vampire two-step and werewolf shuffle on to the evilly hypnotic Jean B and a special guest on the decks. An added bonus is this all falls on ladies night so ladies drink for free.

At the Ball of Horrors there will definitely be safety in numbers!

About Movida Dubai

With an illustrious history that includes a string of awards and a dedicated following across Europe, Movida Dubai is the club that Dubai has been longing for. A clubbing pioneer, Movida Dubai set a new level in club experience when it opened in London in 2005, and was the first to bring a sophisticated blend of St Tropez service and European styling to the marketplace. Movida Dubai is located in one of the city’s best sites, set against the dramatic backdrop of Sheikh Zayed Road. Located on the 1st floor of the Nassima Royal Hotel, the club boasts two bar areas, 28 VIP tables. Most tables look out onto the club floor, playing perfectly into Dubai’s mantra of “See and be Seen”. Open from 11pm -3am Wednesday to Saturday with a dress code of smart casual.

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Review : OPI’s Color of the Month – You Don’t Know Jacques!

If you don’t know how trendy this taupe is, then “You Don’t Know Jacques!”.

Hey what’s up!

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This is OPI’s Color of the Month for October. Acessorize your nails with this must-have classic taupe – the perfect touch to any outfit!. This is a really gorgeous flesh color that would look flattering on any skin tone. The above three photos are clicked in different lighting. Also, if you don’t know already, OPI is a 3-free brand, meaning they don’t contain the three toxic chemicals DBP (dibutyl phthalate), toluene and formaldehyde.

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Price : AED49 for a bottle containing 15 ml.

Point of Sale : Wojooh, Wojooh.com, Lifestyle, Sephora

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Note: This product was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

Unique Orientalist Glass Exhibition Comes to Sharjah!

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization showcases rare collection of historic Austrian glass influenced by Islamic art traditions

Sharjah residents and visitors will have the chance to see an outstanding collection of 19th century Orientalist glass inspired by Islamic art traditions at a new exhibition coming to the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization.

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The exhibition, entitled Orientalist Glass Art – Masterpieces from the Museum of J&L Lobmeyr, Vienna will feature almost 90 items of glass art created over the last 200 years by the family firm of J&L Lobmeyr, one of Austria’s most historic and famous crystal glass manufacturers, established in Vienna in 1823.

Running from 21st Oct, 2015 until 16th Jan, 2016, it will be the first ever exhibition of 19th century Orientalist glass to come to the region.

Most of the designs on the glassworks are inspired by the Islamic art traditions of Mamluk Egypt and Syria, Nasirid Spain, Ottoman Turkey and Mughal India. One of the most spectacular highlights in the exhibition is a chandelier in the Arab-Islamic style made for the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah al Munawwara.

The artefacts, together with their original work drawings,  all come from the Lobmeyr family’s private museum and most have not been displayed publicly since the 19th century.

Manal Ataya, Director General of SMD, said: “The exhibition offers a rare glimpse into a fascinating dimension of 19th-century European Orientalism and glass design, reflecting both the artists’ dedicated creative engagement with the Arab-Islamic world and their deep respect for its technical and aesthetic accomplishments.

“Our partnership with J.&L. Lobmeyr, Vienna, demonstrates SMD’s ongoingcommitment to international collaborations that enable us to bring inspiring and thoughtprovoking  art from around the world to Sharjah, for the educational benefit and enjoyment of UAE residents and visitors alike.”

Since its foundation, the family-run company of J&L Lobmeyr has substantially influenced the development of glass art and lighting design in Europe and around the world.

About the Sharjah Museums Department

The Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) was established in 2006 by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, as an independent government department. SMD includes 16 museums covering Islamic art and culture, archaeology, heritage, science, marine life and the history of Sharjah and the region.

VISION:

To be a cultural beacon that enhances Sharjah’ s identity locally and internationally and contribute in nurturing a community aware of museums’ importance as a cultural, educational and enjoyable destination. 

MISSION:

Deliver the highest museum standards to preserve collections & enhance an appreciation of culture and learning through our exhibitions, educational and community programs.

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Review : Banjara’s Natural Henna!

Hello beautiful!

I am currently doing henna on my hair once per week. Henna powder is easily available anywhere. I tried the Banjara’s brand because it’s a known brand and I felt it’s price is great. Henna nourishes the roots, darkens the hair and restores health to the hair. I am on a quest to bring beauty to my hair and this is helping me get there.

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This box contained one sealed pack containing 200 gms of loose henna powder. It’s not in individual, convenient packs. However, I have kept it in a tight container to keep it fresh and to avoid any clumping. It also contains a free pair of gloves since it’s a must have while applying henna. Otherwise it will stain your fingers.

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Banjara’s Henna is free of any added preservatives and 100% natural. It’s smell is amazing and it has a lovely color. You can also use this powder to apply henna designs on your hands as well, though I have been using it only on my hair.

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Henna powders can be used in several ways. In this above pic, I have mixed 1 tbsp of yogurt, some water & half a lemon to 3 tbsp of loose henna powder. Add everything except the water and then decide how much water you need to add to get it to the right consistency. I usually apply it on for an hour and then simply wash it off. Henna has anti fungal and anti dandruff properties. Adding lemon helps enhance it’s anti dandruff properties. However, I don’t add lemon every single time. It also has a bleaching effect. So, once a month is enough. Yogurt helps soften the hair. I add it every single time. Other things you could add are tea or even just water..

My hair is darker and feels healthier using henna. I am expecting my hair to be beautiful and absolutely healthy by doing this long term. I highly recommend you try Banjara’s henna powder.

Price : Rs. 80 (AED 4.54) for a 200 gms pack.

I bought this from Navaratna hypermarket, Moonnupeediga, Kerala. If henna isnt available easily for you, try buying online.

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Top Secrets to Younger Looking Skin All Year Round!

Younger glowing skin starts at home in your beauty cabinet and with your overall health. Having younger looking skin needs constant care and a change in your skin care routine from time to time. Time will not stop but we can delay its affect now better than before. Here are some of my top tips to help you maintain younger skin for longer:

Determine your skin type: Get checked by a skin expert and find out what is your skin type. Many people use products which are not meant for their skin type which causes adverse effects resulting in problematic skin that is not youthful.

Use Cleansers: Cleansers with exfoliants remove dead skin, daily debris, help with better penetration of active anti-aging ingredients and give a clear base. Physical exfoliants like micro-beads or chemical exfoliants like AHA found in products such as Pond’s Age Miracle Cell ReGENTM Facial Foam are good for the skin. However, exfoliants are not suitable for sensitive skin types. It is advisable to do an exfoliating cleanse at least once a week.

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Anti-Aging Concentrated Serums:  These are a must-have in your skin care routine. Try to include serums that can be applied at night after thoroughly cleansing your skin and removal of makeup. This helps for better absorption while sleeping, and you will get more contact with the concentrated ingredients. A major point of focus in skincare products is the area of the jaw line and neck. I recommend using products with active ingredients concentrating on that area such as Pond’s Age Miracle Firm & Lift Targeted Lifting Serum Massager.

Pond_s Age Miracle Firm & Lift Targeted Lifting Serum Massager

Sun Protection: It is essential to apply sunscreen before stepping out of the house to protect the skin from any DNA damage or collagen break down. Look for sunscreens that have UVB, UVA, and infrared protection.

Antioxidants: Even with protection we are still exposed to damaging oxidants and environment particles just by being outdoors. To reverse some of that damage it is suggested to choose products with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Green or White tea extracts.

Dermatologist Visit:  It is recommended to see your dermatologist every now and then to get a proper evaluation. Your skin issues can be identified and addressed properly with treatments customized to the specific needs of your skin. 

Diet: Diet trends are becoming popular these days however, diets that include antioxidants are highly recommended. For example, the Mediterranean diet is a diet based on using olive oil, whole grain, dark greens, legumes, nuts, fruits, natural herbs, and sea food as a major protein source.

Exercise: Just like your body functions better when you are pumping blood to all its parts so does your skin. Regular exercising will ensure properly flowing oxygen throughout the body for the skin to function properly and renew itself.

De-Stress: Stress causes quick aging. Work, family, and social commitments make us forget our own body needs. But is important to rest, get your beauty sleep, and find time to unwind and relax and totally switch off. Turning all technology off from time to time will help you focus on your own health needs.

Thanks to Dr. Lillian Khan, Dermatologist and Pond’s Arabia Brand Expert for these tips with my readers!

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