Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July favorites

Since my natural hair is wavy and crazy dry, of course it has gotten worse after the hair coloring and drying products! I've recently found the solution that reduces the damage and the frizzy dry look to my hair, yaaaay!!! 

Extraordinary oil from L'OREAL works like wonders to my hair, it shines and smoothes my hair, it also has a nice soft smell that adds to it (bonus)!! This is especially made for colored hair, when I have the time I use it before showering and keep it for about half an hour, and also before blow drying my hair I apply a good amount of two or three pumps to the palm of my hands and work from the ends going upward. You can really notice the difference instantly!! 

The second favorite for this month, is the WET BRUSH ladies!!! IT'S AMAZING!!
It de-tangles and reduces the amount of hair fall. I got this brush recently from Singapore from a pharmacy, and I've been using it ever since. It's a must have brush, trust me! 

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Sunday, January 05, 2014

It's Been A While

Hi Blog!

It's been a while since my last blog post, and I must say, I miss all of you so very much!!!

I just want to wish you all a happy new year that is cheerful, joyful, positive, energetic, prosperous, bright and filled with all the joys of the world that can be imagined!

My new year's resolution this time is to conquer my fears and start living positively! And ofcourse, to blog MORE! 


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Thursday, August 01, 2013

Giveaway Winner!!

Hello lovelies!

I know you have been anxiously waiting for the announcement of the winner for Bourjois Shine Edition giveaway. I have randomly picked the winner through , and the winner is ....

Congratulations, Aysha!!! I will contact you shortly for a quick identity check and for further details. A big thank you goes to everyone who entered this giveaway. Keep your eyes open and stay tuned for more giveaways coming your way!! =)

Have a fabulous weekend my precious followers!

Alla, xx

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Monday, July 22, 2013

My Favorite Picks: Amal Al Mulla Summer Exclusive 2013

As usual, the lovely talented young Bahraini Designer Amal Al Mulla has enchanted us again with her Exclusive Summer 2013 collection! A whimsical collection weaved from the free spirit of a bed of wildflowers. A visual representation that balances out the strength and independence of the wild hearted nature to create a fresh refined look for today’s women.

This season, she incorporated feminine sensibility with a touch of masculinity in the form of defined lines and hints of leather here and there. A luscious palette extracted from the stems of a wildflower ranging from Monaco Blues, Peony Pinks, Yellow Zests, emerald greens to mulberry purples. With the fine textures of pure silks, soft crepes, organzas, french laces and delicate nets.

Here are two of my favorite picks of her Exclusive Summer collection...
 Dotted lace dress
Printed Monaco top
Dotted lace dress -worn here as a skirt-

To see the rest of Amal Al Mulla's collection Click Here.

Get updated with Amal Al Mulla:

Telephone: +973 39090996
Facebook Page: Amal Al Mulla
Instagram: @AmalAlMullaOfficial

Have a great week ahead!
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Saturday, July 20, 2013

It's Giveaway Time: Bourjois Shine Edition - CLOSED

Hello my love bugs, 

On the occasion of Bourjois 150th birthday, one lucky Sugar & Spice reader will get the chance to win a goodie bag full of Bourjois latest Shine Edition collection products!

To win this giveaway, all you have to do is: 

1. Like Bourjois on Facebook
2. Follow Sugar & Spice on Twitter
3. Like Sugar & Spice on Facebook
4. Leave your name + email address on the comment box below
(Ends 30th July midnight -Tuesday-)

The winner will be chosen randomly and I will announce you on the 31st of July post.

For the past 150 years, Bourjois has surprised women all over the world with many beauty products, and this is just the beginning!

Good Luck!!  

Alla xx

Update: This giveaway is now closed!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Haraka Pop Up Shop at Yateem Center

Recently, I was invited to Haraka new digital watch collection "Melting Moustache launch" at their pop up coldstore at Yateem Center in Manama. Haraka is a brand of watches and accessories owned and created by a sweet Bahraini designer Muna Yateem. 

The setup of the coldstore was old themed, fun, colorful and playful!! Their digital watch collection was so cool, you can make your very own watch by mixing and matching its parts there at the shop! You can also find Haraka printed T-shirts, scarves and many more!

You can make your own digital watch!

Haraka new digital watch collection

Scarves and Tees 

I fell in love with the nail art of one of  Haraka guests, it was lovely meeting her, she was adorbs!!

To top it off, we get to try their yummy icecream with Bahraini flavours such as Saffron and Rose

Don't forget to pass by, it's only there till September!

For more information about Haraka and its pop up coldstore:
Instagram: myharaka
Or call 32221344
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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Ramadan Mubarak

اللهم تقبل منا صيامنا وقيامنا وأعنا على ذكرك وشكرك وحسن عبادتك

Ramadan Kareem
May Allah accept all your prayers in this Ramadan 

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Another Day in Paradise

I know I have been a very veryy verrrryyyy bad blogger! I am so sorry for not updating my blog and being MIA for like a month or so!! But hey, I'M BACK!! 

If you're following me on Instagram, you would know that I have been on a little vacation with my hubby to Phuket and Koh Samui -Thailand-! It was one of our best holidays ever, it was super fun and amazingly beautiful!

In the streets of Samui...

In phuket we stayed in Centara Grand beach resort, very beautiful and family friendly -If you want to bring your kids along-. It has 4 swimming pools (plus the lazy river, water-slides,  waterfalls, and lots of pool activities), they also have a direct access to the beach!

A little view of Centara Grand Beach Resort <3


Phuket was fun and a lively place to go to, Patong was one of the main touristic attractions in Phuket that is known to have a crazy nightlife that begins from 9 p.m onwards, you can watch live bands, fun shows, and local shopping stalls are open till 4 a.m.!

My favorite drink was the coconut water, super hydrating and yummy!

We took a full day tour to Phi Phi Island from the hotel, but you can get a waaaaay more cheaper tours anywhere there, but we thought that if we take it from the hotel it would be a VIP-ish cleaner version from the ones you get from the streets. And it was actually very neat and just like what we expected.

List of the islands we've been to... 

Phi Phi Island tour was the far best place we have ever been to, you can enjoy the sun, beach, and scenery! It has clear blue water, waves were gentle, white sand, and soft breeze, what else could we ask for?! And we got to see one of Phi Phi islands "Maya Bay" where the movie "The Beach" was filmed.

I still can't believe that I swam here in this breathtaking crystal blue sea!!! Unforgettable indeed! ^ ^

In Samui we stayed in the Six Senses, it's more of a relaxing and very private which is suitable for couples getaway and honeymoons. It has this humongous beautiful infinity pool with breathtaking scenery! There is only one thing that I really didn't enjoy much in the hotel which was the way to the villas; they are all situated over the hill, so we had to walk up and down the hills to reach our villa, and I'm telling you, it gets really creepy at night -mostly to me, cause I really HATE and scared of insects and pests-. Other than that, it was magical and a beautiful true experience for both of us!

 Infinity pool in the Six Senses <3

We stayed in an ocean front pool villa suit in the Six Senses, it's a pretty big and spacious villa consisted of one bedroom, a living room, walk-in-closet, 2 bathrooms with an indoor and outdoor showers, a private pool, and a dining area by the pool. The living room could be transformed into another bedroom as the sitting area is pretty BIG and comfy!

Snapshots of our villa in the Six Senses...

Ocean view directly from our villa!! Isn't it heavenly? 

Our vacation to Thailand was a wonderful experience, the only downfall that I mainly experienced and bothered my husband about was the insects and mosquitoes, they were EVERYWHERE! But all in all, it was a phenomenal holiday, very relaxing with heavenly scenery. ^ ^

I buy banana nutella crepe almost every time we go out! ^ ^

Fresh fruits everywhere...

 Enjoying a plate of my favorite tropical Fruits 

And another yummy crepe... ^ ^

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Couscous Salad with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Mushroom

Couscous is one of my favorite variety of starchy food, and I love to incorporate it mostly in my salads -It is also known that couscous is among the healthiest grain-based products!-.

Here is what you will need to prepare this salad:

- A drizzle of olive oil
- A pinch of garlic powder
- 1/4 cup of couscous
- 1/3 cup or about less than a half cup of water
- 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes (Halved)
- 3 mushrooms (Halved)
- A small bunch of spinach

- Drizzle the cherry tomatoes and mushrooms with some olive oil, pinch of salt and pepper and pop them into the oven for about 10 minutes 180 c.

- Until they get roasted, in a saucepan, bring water to boil. Add salt and stir, then add couscous and directly remove from heat and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Couscous should absorb all the water, fluf with fork and sprinkle with garlic powder.

Little Tip: You can add vegetable stock instead of  water to add more flavor to the couscous!

- Mix the spinach leaves along with couscous, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms and serve immediately.

Enjoy your warm salad! 

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Monday, April 15, 2013

For the Love of Shabby Chic

To all the shabby chic-ers, on the 9th of March 2013 I went to this breath-taking tea party soft launch for Pachachic. It's the Kingdom's first shabby chic store where they sell unique and affordable shabby chic, vintage-style home accessories that compliments any home!

They hosted the launch at Block 338 restaurant, and they beautifully transformed the whole place into this heavenly cottage chic theme, showcasing and selling some of their furniture pieces and home decor goods. They also designated a huge table with beautiful pastel and floral settings filled with scrumptious dessert, pop-cakes, cupcakes, tea, and much more!! Not forgetting to mention the little corner that added a playful touch to the launch, Photo-booth with a beautiful vintage floral backdrop along with pretty props and bloggers related signs and logos! 

Enjoy the photos my lovely followers...

The pretty ladies behind Pachachic

Some of the lovely bloggers that I saw in the event; Pretty Little Posts, Blonde in Bahrain, and the Purple Bow Tie

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Me and Amal from A Day in the Sandbox,,, Happy shoppers =)

Thank you Pachachic team for the lovely invite, it was such an unforgettable festive tea party launch, I really can't wait for your shop to open!!! <3

For more info and updates regarding the lovely Pachachic, don't forget to check their following:

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