Monthly Archives: October 2014

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#TreatmentCrush: Shiffa Arabian Gold Ritual at The Spa at The Address Dubai Mall

If you’re in serious need (and I mean serious!) of de-connecting from your everyday stresses and escape to the land of dreams, then THIS is the treatment you need to try!

I had the immense pleasure of experiencing the 2-hour long Shiffa Arabian Gold Ritual at the beautiful Spa at the Address Dubai Mall over the weekend and I cannot express how amazing the whole thing was! I came in after a few weeks of craziness at work and let me tell you, I was not at all relaxed. By the end of it, I felt completely rid of all of my worries! Really. I kid you not! And for those of you who know me a little, I very very rarely relax!

My therapist (her name is Cindy – she’s amazing!!) took me to this lovely and peaceful treatment room and proceeded with the treatment.

First off, a full body scrub. On dry skin. Cos it works better at getting rid of dry skin AND detoxing/improving blood flow. She used a mix of lavender and refreshing spearmint… smelt delicious!

I then washed it all of in the shower cabin… which, by the way, was the size of my living room! A real treat!

We moved on to a full body mask! A mix of detoxing clay was applied all-over and I was then wrapped into plastic (weird but in a cool way!), and lots of fluffy towels to keep me warm.

Once the mask was over, I went back in the shower to rinse it all off… (never felt so clean!)

She followed with the most relaxing full body massage ever. Yep, even got rid of those nasty knots on my shoulders & neck! Total bliss.

I was then treated to a mini-facial which instantly gave me the glow I had lost many moons (and long working days) ago!

Whilst waiting for the face mask to work its magic into my skin, she gave me a well needed scalp and hair massage using the Shiffa Dubai Invigorating Hair Oil which includes grape seed, jojoba oil, wild mint blend, rosemary and calendula to moisturise, stimulate, revive and invigorate the scalp as well as nourish the hair. What a luxurious treat!

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Once we were done with the treatment, Cindy took me to the relaxation room where I sipped on green tea and laid on a super comfy rest chair until I was ready to get dressed and step back out into the real world!

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These were the most amazing 2hrs of my week…hell of my month!!!

I really do recommend this treatment and I will certainly do it again in a few week’s time! More details on the Hotel, the Spa and their various treatments etc… can be found here.

Let me know if you try it out!! xo

CC Stamp

 

 

 

 

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#MakeUpCrush: My top 5 blushers

It is good to be back!! In my previous post I mentioned I’d be off line for a while seeing as work had gone a little crazier than usual but I can finally get back to my normal routine of preparing blog posts over the weekend and it feels good!

One I wanted to share for a while now is about make-up. Blushers to be precise and indeed my favourite ones! I never, ever go out of the house without a touch of mascara AND a touch of blush as I just find it wakes my complexion up nicely. Shade-wise I do tend to stick to peachy or darker pink colours as it fits well with my slightly darker complexion

Here are therefore the 5 blushers I reach out for every single day:

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1. Benefit Coralista (view here)

2. Illamasqua Velvet Blusher in Flurtatious (view here)

3. Nars Orgasm (view here)

4. Jane Iredale PurePressed Blush in Whisper (view here)

5. Benefit Rockateur (view here)

What are your favourite blushers?

CC Stamp

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#FashionCrush: Reiss A/W14 (fabulous) Collection Preview

And for the this instalment of my A/W14 Fashion previews, here is Reiss! Ah Reiss… I have got to admit to being very much in love with ALL their stuff and I could easily go bankrupt in one of their stores… just like that!

Totally up my streets with their ‘classic with a twist’ style!

I had a look at their new collection and selected my favourite looks here below:

Oh and those shoes?! WHAT?!

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All items are now in store so go check them out!!

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#FashionCrush: New Look A/W14 Collection

And another one of my favourite fashion brands launched it’s Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection! This time it’s New Look (where half of my wardrobe comes from!).

The themes are a little ‘different’ than usual with a bit more of of a ‘British’ feel. A lot of checked shirts/jackets, lots of pretty feminine florals, the usual work/basics, cool & trendy cropped tops & knits, some really cute dresses and the shoes! OMG!

I better stop right there before I actually run off to my local store and shop the whole lot!!

Here are some of my favourite pieces for this upcoming season:

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Make sure to check the new collection out! Be also sure to like their Facebook page so that you can keep up to date with all of their new items/promotions…

CC Stamp