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Giveaway : Makeup Classes at DHD Beauty School, Dubai!

Hey guys,

I am so excited to team up with DHD Beauty School in Dubai, to give away makeup classes to TWO winners!. Each winner will win an admission each in a public group class. A class is 3 hours long and held at DHD Beauty School’s bright and spacious private classroom/studio.

Makeup class

The group classes are for seven women, to learn how to master the art of make-up on themselves. Taught by their own master trainer Dahlia, these small, intimate classes allow for a relaxed, and personalized teaching experience. These classes normally cost AED 450 per person.

Dahlia DHD Beauty


How these classes works usually is, people put down their names on DHD’s public class registry form, and when they get seven names on the list who all has the same learning outcome goal, from three options, they host a class.

Please enter using the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win this amazing opportunity to learn from the best!. Onto the giveaway details :

● There are 3 mandatory entries to enter this giveaway. Complete that and then do the rest of the entries for more chances to win.

● Giveaway is open to UAE residents only, because, well obviously the classes are being held in Dubai.

● There are three class options, to learn- Everyday daytime make-up, Glam evening make-up & Bridal make-up. Since each winner will go into two separate classes, I am going to let the first winner (whom I’ll choose randomly using Rafflecopter) decide which class she wishes to take. Then the second winner will choose a class out of the remaining two options.

● Giveaway will end on June 8th, 2017.

● Winners will be contacted via email by June 10th & also announced on the blog.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you have any doubts at all, just ask in the comments below. Good luck!

Here are some more details about DHD Beauty School’s classes, that you might wish to know :

Participants are encouraged to bring their own kits for evaluation (to be able to recreate the look at home) but also to use DHD’s professional kit to try new products and tools as well. They are based in Barsha Dubai. They also hold private makeup classes whereby a group of seven women can book a session together at a cost of AED 3000. This would be a fun and unique idea for a bridal shower, hen party, bacherolette party, birthday party, baby shower or just a casual girls day out. Decorations and catering are available on request.

Definitely check out DHD Beauty’s website for more information and share this giveaway with your friends right now, because it’s a great opportunity!.

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Stressed out? Don’t make overeating a habit!

April is Emotional Overeating Awareness Month
Right Bite shares tips on healthy ways to cope with emotional overeating

Living in a big city has a lot of advantages. There is nothing that can compare to the energy, vibrancy and convenience a highly-urbanized area like Dubai can offer. But, like all the other realities in life, there are also challenges that come with big city living – most would agree, the hustle and bustle of urban dwelling is incredibly stressful.  

People have a variety of coping strategies in order to deal with stress. Unfortunately, there are more who have unhealthy reactions to stress, most common of which is turning to food for anxiety relief and comfort. Using food to cope with emotions can lead to overeating, and in turn, result in higher obesity rates and increasing health problems.


April is Emotional Overeating Awareness Month and Right Bite, the proven expert in nutritional consultation and the pioneer in healthy meal delivery service, is echoing the call to increase public awareness on the consequences of engaging in such unhealthy behaviour.

Zeina Soueidan, Clinical Dietitian for The Right Bite Nutrition Centre, said, “Emotional overeating is when you turn to food to fill an emotional void and get instant gratification. Food becomes your solution for coping with stress, anger, anxiety or sadness.  You end up adding extra calories to your daily diet and end up gaining weight thus hindering any progress in maintaining health, while you enter a vicious circle of over indulgence and guilt.”  

As Dubai’s stress levels are on the increase and obesity rates continue to rise, it is important to recognise the concerns posed by emotional overeating among residents. Following are top five tips from Right Bite on how to manage emotional overeating and get yourself in control of your health:

● Acknowledge your emotion and accept the fact that having low and sad moments are normal and it’s alright to feel them without seeking immediate gratification. Once you do so, then you avoid turning to something you don’t need to instantly alleviate your mood.

● Know your triggers. Keeping a diary and jotting down your mood as you are eating can help identify the number of times you eat when in a bad mood, the challenging times you have, and which foods create a weakness. This will allow you to understand your habits and prepare solutions.  

● Distract yourself. If there is a weakness towards a particular food item, make sure not to have it at arm’s length.  Instead keep healthy food items at a visible level in your pantry. If boredom is the reason, then find ways to entertain yourself other than eating.

● Keep your hunger satisfied. If you practice eating five small meals in a day, then you balance your blood sugars and hormones, keeping you away from craving that serotonin surge. Include whole grains, healthy fats and good sources of protein in a balanced way. This will get you more in control of your mood, as well as the amount and type of food you consume.


● Allow yourself to enjoy the food. When you find yourself unable to fight off the temptation, lengthen the process of eating. Take your time, set up the table with full place setting, chew it well and allow yourself to enjoy it in controlled portions.  Then clean up and leave the room immediately, and move on to other tasks. This will calm you down and lessen your craving for it when the next mood swing comes around.

The Right Bite Nutrition Centre is located in the heart of Dubai, with telephone numbers +971 4 3388763 and +971 4 3425208.

About The Right Bite Nutrition Centre

Right Bite is a specialised centre for expert nutritional consultation and bespoke gourmet healthy meal delivery service.  A pioneer in advocating healthy eating habits, Right Bite is dedicated to helping customers achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle through educated food choices, and by providing customised meal packages that are results-oriented, convenient and flavourful.

Right Bite works with the best medical and culinary experts to ensure that eating healthier becomes a way of life for its customers. Visit their site for more info.

Thanks to Zeina Soueidan, Clinical Dietitian for The Right Bite Nutrition Centre, for sharing these tips with my readers ♡

Zeina Soueidan

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Note: This is a press release, aiming at promotion to a wider audience. I am not compensated in any way for the publication of this post.

Kick Your Way To Fitness with Rafat Shawe this October!

Martial arts based fitness training and cardio kickboxing is one of the hottest fitness trends across the world in recent years.  Spurred on by the success of Billy Blanks and his Tae-Bo, as well as the unprecedented popularity of the UFC and champions Anderson Silva and more recently Ronda Rousey, martial arts-inspired workouts are motivating many people to get off the couch and into a fitness program.


Dubai based professional MMA fighter and former international karate gold medalist Rafat Shawe is just one of the fantastic martial arts talent to be based in the Middle East and this October sees him launch his new kickboxing bootcamps in Dubai. Rafat’s kickboxing bootcamps blend boxing, martial arts and cardio kickboxing in a fantastic total body workout.

 Well-known as an excellent form of stress release, martial arts-inspired workouts also improve strength, aerobic fitness and flexibility. The variety of movements used in kickboxing can sharpen reflexes and improve co-ordination and balance. Even better, most participants can expect to burn at least 600 calories during a typical cardio kickboxing class. Rafat’s new outdoor cardio kickboxing bootcamps kick off on Sunday 11th October.

The bootcamps will take place as follows:

• Sunday 7.00pm, Palm Park, Palm Jumeirah
• Tuesday 6.30am, Palm Park, Palm Jumeirah

Additional bootcamps at other locations in Dubai will be announced soon.  Each bootcamp costs AED 100 or AED 800 if you sign up for a package of 10. 

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Stylish workout gear from global brands now available to Gulf residents thanks to TheHotBoxKit.com!

Exercise is such an important part of our lives, so why do we have so few options in Dubai when it comes to workout gear? The founder of local, online workout wardrobe boutique, TheHotBoxKit.com, Hannah Swales, had exactly the same problem when she first moved to Dubai, which is why she decided to create a platform where the most stylish, on-trend and highest quality workout brands from around the world could be found on one website and easily delivered to women around the Gulf.

One of the brands that TheHotBoxKit.com stocks is Los Angeles brand, Onzie. This brand is 100% made in the USA and has a cult following globally. Made from free flow fabric technology that is ultra durable and breathable, this fast drying material keeps bodies cool, dry and super comfortable. The entire collection can also be used in salt water and chlorine environments.

Beyond Yoga is another gorgeous brand that the online boutique stocks. All pieces are crafted from luxuriously soft, durable wash and wear fabrics and the elastic-free waistbands prevent uncomfortable digging and won’t roll down or up the waist, which is perfect for women of all shapes and sizes, who are trying to make the most of their active lifestyles. TheHotBoxKit.com also stocks sustainable Teeki products, Prana’s eco-friendly yoga mats and much-loved Australian brand, Vie Activewear is the newest addition to site.

Please see below for a selection of our favorite pieces from each brand: 3


The ‘Wild & Free’ (AED 319) and fun ‘Elephant’ Leggings from Teeki, (AED 339) have high and low waistband options that are elastic-free meaning they wont cut into you, offering you the ultimate in comfort. Ultra-breathable, chafe resistant and antibacterial, these leggings, which are made in the USA out of 79% recycled plastic and 21% spandex, give a four way stretch to expand with your muscles during all forms of movement ensuring that your workout will be enhanced, rather than prohibited by this workout must-have!


The vibrant, open square back tank top in Electric Violet from Beyond Yoga, (AED 279) will have you feeling fit and svelte thanks to the super smooth, cotton-like Supplex fabric and comfortably wide straps, which are designed to stretch and bend with you during your exercise routine.


The ‘Gathered Sangria Leggings’ from Beyond Yoga, (AED 299) will have all eyes on your in the studio and gym! The capri-length cut makes these easy-to-wear, while the triangle gusset allows for greater movement and ensures that they won’t ride up during work outs. These leggings also offer the signature, ultra-comfortable Beyond Yoga waistband, reflective logo and matt finish, which helps to hide signs of cellulite, while they are also chafe resistant, quick drying and shrink and fade resistant.


This elastic, Navy and Citron Tank Top from Onzie, (AED 229) is the perfect mix of functionality and style! The racer back design, made form 100% Free Flow Jersey fabric, includes a fun pop of colour, while the deep scoop sides add a sexy element to gym wear, allowing you to show off the built-in sports bra underneath. Made in the USA to ensure the highest standard of quality, the Onzie Tank Top is sure to become one of your new favorites.


Blending art with fashion, these Jewels Graphic Leggings from Onzie, (AED 349) are definitely on our wish-list! Made in the USA from 100% Free Flow Fabric, these leggings are the ultimate statement piece and are sure to get you noticed whether in the gym or out and about!


We love the relaxed feel of the Easy Crop Sweatshirt, in Heather Grey, from Beyond Yoga, (AED 299). Made from ultra-soft, baby striped Terry fabric, you’ll love the way it feels against your skin, while the lightweight fabric and easy-to-wear, wide scoop neck makes this the perfect piece to wear day and night, all summer long.

All items can be found on sale with GCC wide delivery at www.thehotboxkit.com, as well at a number of studios and outlets across Dubai.

About The Hot Box Kit :

The Hot Box Kit was launched when exercise-crazy, Hannah Swales moved to Dubai and discovered a serious lack of stylish workout gear in the region. She decided to create an online platform where some of the most desired, top quality exercise attire from around the globe could be available to women in the region at fair prices. The Hot Box Kit’s manifesto states:

  • We want women to dream big and live big
  • No half measures, no excuses, its all about grabbing the bull by the horns and absolutely going for it!!
  • Inspiring people to live their best lives possible. Being honest, kind and helpful to others along the way
  • Let’s not stay small, let us all become big, shiny and bright
  • We want the women of the world to look after themselves first so that from there they have the resources to be able to pass on their knowledge and passion for generations to come.

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Note: This is a press release, aiming at promotion to a wider audience. I am not compensated in any way for the publication of this post.