Wide Legged Jeans
Sorry skinny leg pants, but it’s time for wide-leg jeans to rule supreme. This season it’s all about taking inspiration from the early 2000s, and what better way to celebrate this era in fashion than with one of its most prominent trends?
Sitting high on the waist and flaring out past the knees, these bottoms elongate your legs and give off a relaxed 70s vibe. You can style them with a cropped sweater or a singlet, or even an oversized shirt or cardigan. Play with colors and have some fun with different patterns and styles – we guarantee they will become your go-to choose for a day out with friends or to brunch.
Neutral Co-Ord Sets
This trend has been on our radar for a while, and it’s easy to see why it’s sticking around. Neutrals are a total classic in the industry right now, so why not pair all soft tones together?
There are plenty of ways you can rock this idea – from a grey knot dress and matching sweater to a crop top paired with slouchy sweatpants and a cardigan. If you enjoy a pop of color, wear coordinating shoes and a bag in a rich hue such as brown, navy, or gold. It’s a timeless style that will always look chic and sophisticated.
90’s Street Wear
The trends of the ’90s were way different from the trends of the ’00s and ’10s (obviously). Whereas we focus on earth tones, minimalism, and beauty in fit and fabric, the ’90s valued colors and aesthetics in design and color.
With all this love for color and designs (mainly logos and such), any ’90s outfit should integrate a healthy amount of color. The goal is to be colorful and laid back, not uncomfortably out of place.
This season is all about looking effortlessly chic and cute, which is the perfect reason to standout.
Three colors that will distract us from the cold climate of the upcoming season: yellow, orange, and pink will be the three It shades of Fall/Winter 2021. Scarlet orange, lemon yellow, and pink dominated the catwalks of Versace, Prada, and Gucci last season. Now, autumn doesn’t seem so gray anymore.
The upgraded edition of the soft and buttery colors looks fantastic when combined in a single outfit, and you can find a way to wear it every season. Try a pair of lemon trousers and a lavender shirt, or add a bright pop of checked pants and chunky sneakers for the early 2000s feel. You can mix and match with different hues to add a further dimension to a monochromatic outfit or even play with patterns for a quirky twist.
Today’s beauty DIY is more of a routine you can do right at home to help fade stretch marks and reduce cellulite. It shouldn’t be a mystery to say the least that we all might have had or still have stretch marks or cellulite.
“I don’t care how perfect you paint your look on Instagram or your social media but you can’t deny that you might have at least one of these somewhere around your body! Doesn’t matter if you are short, thin, skinny, thick, Fat, chubby, athletic – it happens to any form and to many of us.”
Now, I have had it all throughout my late teens – it was just around the side of my hips but that changed once I got pregnant and after that going through weight loss twice and many more times over the last decade. More recently my major weight loss since January up until now has given me the pleasure to add some more to my collection (LOL)
Anyway, I’ll be honest I grew up with a house full of boys so I didn’t know what I was doing when it came to beauty routines. I would simply just do the basics and when I went through pregnancy it was pretty much trying to control the stretch marks from spreading but couldn’t really stop it.
Long story short – I have it! And over quarantine I was really into all things DIY for my beauty routine so I did a lot of reading and watched a lot of videos from beauty gurus, dermatologists and other skincare fanatics. They all had pretty much three things to say – DRY BRUSHING, body scrubbing and micro needling.
Today, We are going to focus on just the two in this post, which is dry brushing and body scrubbing and an essential topping of moisturizing.
I’ve heard about dry brushing couple of years ago but I’ve been too busy or too lazy to be consistent with trying it out and let alone sticking with it. However, I picked this habit up during quarantine and it became a thing! A thing I truly enjoy now! it feels great to do it, like a form of self love. The results are an added bonus, though this type of routines takes patience and consistency but I am happy to say it DOES WORK!
“R-ICE” cubes, home made DiY recipe to give your skin the perfect boost right in the morning.
I’ve been making a face mask made out of a concoction of cooked rice, a royal turmeric paste mix from khan Al saboun and rose water into a puree and storing it into ice cube trays to freeze.
It feels amazing on the skin right in the morning, and has helped me de-puff a bloated face everyday over quarantine and now through normal life as we return back to the new normal.
I have normal to combination skin on my face. A little scarring around my cheeks and the usual under eye puffiness. It has helped in reducing the puffiness drastically over time, keeping my skin fresh and firm.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 cup cooked white rice (in mineral water preferably so we can avoid the harsh tap water of the GCC)
Cook till it’s tender, don’t over cook otherwise it would be too sticky as the starch would release out of the rice.
- 1 1/2 tbsp of khan Al saboun royal turmeric mix
- 1 cup rose water
- 1/4 cup water
- Blend till it’s a nice puree, it should have a little texture to it but smooth to pour.
- Pour into ice cube trays and you are good to go for a month!
I have used 1 rice ice cube for 1 session, it’s enough to cover my entire face and part of my neck.
Usually start off with my under eyes and then go onto the cheeks in circular motions.
Leave it in for 15 mins till it has dried and then wash it off with water. When I’m rinsing it off, I give it a little scrub and it just seems to leave my skin refreshed and ready to go for the day.
Benefits of the ingredients in this miracle rice ice face mask are many, the khan Al saboun royal turmeric mix paste is an all natural organic and vegan friendly miracle mix for skin, made in Lebanon. It’s used on its on own as a face mask or scrub too however, I found it to have an excellent effect with the rice and rose water.
It contains turmeric, olive oil, coconut oil, flax oil, Sesame oil, honey, almond oil and soda water.
The active ingredient like turmeric has been a good way to brighten skin tone, and firm as well as reduce acne for generations in many beauty DiY’s from Asia. Mixed together with other essential oils as mentioned, it has been a miracle in a jar for my skin.
You can find this amazing royal turmeric mix from khan Al saboun on my shop section of the website, Click Here listed under my favorite beauty products to get your hands on this amazing miracle product! The jar is enough to last for at least 3 months, and if you are using it as part of the rice ice face mask – it will give you an extra mile for your money.
Rice has been a main ingredient in Asian beauty care routine for centuries. Especially rice water which is fermented for skincare and hair care has been a popular practice in Korean, Japanese and Chinese beauty treatments for generations. It is also an active ingredient in a lot of Korean skincare products.
Rice starch contains ferulic acid, an antioxidant that protects the skin ; prevent premature aging.
It has anti-inflammatory properties so it can help reduce redness and inflammation.
Also said to help with an even skin tone and
It contains vitamins B, C, and E along with inositol.
Other than the main ingredient rice, the face mask also contains rose water which has been a hit in the beauty community for years.
Rosewater helps maintain the skin’s pH balance, and also controls excess oil. Removes dirt and impurities.
If you are going to give this a go, make sure you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients!
I usually make this in a batch and store it. On some days I’d make more and store it in the fridge and freeze it when needed.
If you do end up using this, do let me know how it goes for you!
Don’t forget to take care of yourself so you can take care of others.