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Let’s donate clean water with Essential Mall & UNICEF!

Dear friends,

Shopping is not only a global phenomenon, it’s also a very satisfying one!. Don’t you agree with me?. Especially with online shopping, things just got easier. Shopping for just about anything, from the comforts of your own home, is wonderfully convenient. Now consider this : What if you could be a part of a noble cause and donate to needy children around the world, while shopping for your favorite products?. Doesn’t that just elevate the satisfaction level involved in the shopping experience?.

Let me explain more. Essential Mall is a popular shopping site in UAE. What most might not know is that Essential Mall is a non-profit global and socially conscious online shopping network. Since 2014, they have partnered with UNICEF. They donate 100% of their net profits to UNICEF’s water aid mission, where UNICEF provides clean essentialwater to where the need is greatest.

The process is a very transparent one. When you shop on Essential Mall, for every $1 AUD (AED 2.83) you spend, 1.2 days of clean water are provided to a child by UNICEF. Other than spreading awareness about this mission, in this post I also wish to give you a code!. When you use this code, you will help double the social impact. So, when spending $1 AUD, you will be able to provide 2.4 days of clean water!. It creates a huge impact in the long run.

The social impact code is naznin

With the help of the below pictures, I would like to give you a peak into how this simple process works :

Suppose you decide to buy a ‘Redness FX Calming cream for dry skin’, which costs AED 91.81. On placing it in the cart, you can see under Social Impact that with this purchase you will help provide 38 days of clean water!


Now after applying my code, naznin, you can see that you are now helping to provide 76 days of clean water!. Can you imagine the social impact you create just by shopping!. You are not spending anything extra just for charity sake. You are just going about doing a normal and simple act as shopping but at the same time making a huge difference..


Sometimes it’s easy for us to not think about the world and It’s wide array of problems. It’s so very easy to get lost in our own world and our little problems. But did you know that one child in this world dies due to consumption of contaminated water every minute?. “I am just an individual and what difference can I possibly make” might be a question on your mind. But you, yes YOU, the one reading this right now CAN make a difference. Simply shop on Essential Mall. To date, Essential Mall has created over 220,000 days of clean water.

Essential Mall stocks more than 30,000 products and also offers between 10 – 90% off!. Popular brands on the site are Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Benefit, Dr. Hauschka, Clarins, Estee Lauder, Elizabeth Arden, Givenchy, Kevyn Aucoin, Lipstick Queen, Lancome, Max Factor, NARS, Laura Mercier and many more. Also, at the bottom of the site, you can find linternational links to the same site that serves in other countries such as US, Canada, India & more.

As of 21st April 2015, Essential Mall has stopped paid advertisements and depends on social volunteers to spread the word about their noble mission. When you use my code, other than doubling the social impact, I do not get any monetary benefits from it. Also, I am not paid in any manner for doing this post. I urge you to use the code naznin while shopping on Essential Mall and also, kindly spend a couple of seconds to hit any of the share buttons below this post.

To read more about Essential Mall’s mission, click here. Each month, they update their Facebook page with the amount of clean water they have provided to children in need. Let’s all support this noble cause!

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Naz ♥

Last Call: New year/ Valentine’s Day giveaway..

Hiya all!

I wish to let you all know that there is only one more week left to enter my New Year / Valentine’s day giveaway.


If you haven’t entered yet, please click here to go to the original post and comment there please. Entry comments on this post will not be counted.

Have fun and good luck!

Love always,

Naz 🙂

NARS makeup in UAE!

Hii guys!!

You are not gonna believe what I stumbled upon this morning while searching for some skincare products!. I found a website which sells NARS products ranging from it’s blushes, eye shadow duos, lip gloss, foundations to it’s Kabuki brushes right here in UAE!

Here is the site: www.essentialmall.ae

Here are some examples of the products and prices as of today (I kind of get the feeling that the prices are changed each day because it specifically says ‘Today’s price’ and indicates the previous price too):

NARS Three Piece Duo Lip Gloss Set 3pcs. Price : AED 173/-

NARS-Three-Piece-Duo-Lip-Gloss-Set-3pcs-107282NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – New Orleans – 30ml/1 oz. Price: AED 164/-


NARS Sun Kissed Set (1x Mini Primer; 1x Mini Illuminator; 1x Mini Blush Duo) 3pcs. Price: AED 210/-


NARS Follow The Boys Lip Gloss Set (4x Mini Lip Gloss) 4x 4g/0.14oz. Price AED 176/-

NARS-Follow-The-Boys-Lip-Gloss-Set-4x-Mini-Lip-Gloss-4x-4g-0-14oz-121036NARS Forever Yours Eye; Lip & Illuminator Set (1xSoft Touch Shadow Pencil; 1xLip Gloss; 1xIlluminator) 3pcs. Price : AED 210/-


NARS Orgasm Lust Lip & Cheek Set (1x Mini Blush & Bronzing Duo; 1x Mini Lip Gloss) 2pcs. Price – AED 150/-


These are just a FEW of the NARS products, as there are almost 7 pages worth of products listed on the site. Click here to be taken directly to the NARS page.

Here is a message from the site:

“All our products are fresh and genuine brand items. We are an International company that purchases all genuine products duty free from reputable manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors around the globe”

Almost all products I looked into says it will be shipped within 1 business day which I think is super fast!. Also a flat shipping rate of AED30 is charged on all items. However, they do say this: “Essential Mall offers flat rate shipping rates as long as the products are being dispatched from the same warehouse. When you click on “Add to Shopping Cart”, the next page will clearly show the relevant shipping charges.”

They have over 500 brands featured on their site like MAC, Make Up Forever, Shu emera, Clarins, Laura Mercier, Sheseido just to name a few and it’s damn impressive!. The skincare range also has many brands which I thought was not available in UAE. Do check it out. The prices seem to be really good too, with some slashed down to upto 53%.

NOTE: I have to put a disclaimer here that I have no personal experience of shopping on this site. I am just passing on the info. If any one of you have already shopped on this site or you do so, after seeing this post, please comment below and let us know your experience!. I would highly appreciate your comments.

Love always,

Naz 🙂

P.S : Don’t forget to take part in the UAE-only giveaway going on right now until Feb 7th, by clicking here.

New Year / Valentine’s day giveaway worth about AED 500! (Closed)

Hi my lovely friends and followers!!


I thought starting off the new year with a giveaway would be AWESOME. I waited until I got all the stuff and that’s why we have found ourselves here on 6th Jan instead of 1st Jan itself 😛

There are three reasons why am doing this giveaway!

1) The Mayan apocalypse never came to fruition – HAHA!.. If those Mayans were alive today I would have *LOVED* to see how their faces looked like when they realized their prediction never came true!.. I mean am sure they wouldn’t have even set their alarms to go off the next day when they went to bed on Dec 20th!. Isn’t that sad but hilarious??

2) It’s New year, so a new start – giving one follower a chance to win awesome prizes.

3) I am over 50 followers, which is super cool!

Now, onto the giveaway!. Below is a picture of all 10 items plus a detailed list:


1) Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette (Long lasting – Wet & Dry – 08) which alone is worth AED 223

2) Urban Decay single eye shadow in Walk of Shame worth AED 94

3) Violent Eyes Bronze Glitteratti Eyes (featuring 4 eyeliner styles) worth AED 75

4) L’oreal infallible single eye shadow in 333 Golden Sage

5) Avon mega impact duo eye shadow mini palette in Blue Wattage

6) E.l.f Eyeliner brush

7) E.l.f Shimmer pencil in Twinkle teal

8)  A set of false eye lashes (Voluminous) – I got this, when I bought something else from Malaysia

9) A pretty crystal flower (its just plain crystal. The kind you get at gift shops). It’s just cute!

10) Last but not the least a pretty pen holder from Philippines. I actually was gifted a pair and I thought I would give away one of them. I think it’s handmade.


Conditions to take part in the giveaway:

1) Must be a resident of UAE. If you are staying abroad but you have family living in UAE, you can enter this giveaway!. I might do international giveaways in future but right now am not in a position to do it. Sorry about that!

2) Must be willing to share full physical address and contact number with me (so that I can provide the same to the courier service)

3) Must have parents permission if below 17 yrs of age.

4) The winner MUST send me a photo of themselves with the prize so that I can share it here, on my blog.

HOW TO ENTER (Please read all 3 steps before commenting)

1) Be a follower of this blog

2) Comment ONCE below anything relevant to this post PLUS what item out of these 10, are you most excited to win.

3) This is OPTIONAL. Share this giveaway on Facebook OR Twitter just ONCE and leave the direct link to your post or tweet along with your comment (from Step 2) for one extra entry into this giveaway. You can use the sharing buttons at the bottom of this post.

That’s it. It can’t get simpler than that!

One winner will win it all. This giveaway will end on Feb 7th, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random using random.org and will be announced probably on Feb 8th or 9th. This could probably be your Valentine’s day gift or if you are a guy, you can still enter and win it for the woman of your life!

Anyways, Happy New Year and GOD bless you all and keep you safe.

Note: Once again, not a sponsored giveaway. All items are brand new.

Love always,

Naz 🙂