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Beautiful Skin Avec L’Occitane

Almond Flower Tree

Almond Flower Tree

Every woman I know wants to have beautiful supple and soft skin.. she wants to look youthful, she wants to look radiant. She wants to have firm skin wrinkle and worry- free.
When it comes to beautiful skin, you really must nourish your body from the inside first before you touch upon your outer appearance.
Fortunately, we are blessed to have a selection of products to choose from that can nurture and support our skin.

L’Occitane en Provence has always been a brand I trust.. being a nature girl at heart I am quite attracted to products that use natural ingredients. Founded in 1976 by Olivier Baussan with a purpose in preserving the traditions of his native Provence, in France. The name is defined as  ‘The Occitan woman of Provence’ now a world-wide retailer owning body, face and home products.

If you are familiar with L’Occitane’s product range you will be pleased to know that the Almond Collection & the Brightening Immortelle Collection are relaunching with a new improved formula. If you aren’t familiar with these products here’s a little insight on my favorite must have products.

Amande Milk Concentrate
I absolutely love Almond Oil because of its multiple benefits, it nourishes, softens dry skin, helps prevent stretch marks and decreases the appearance of cellulite ( every woman’s dream come true). L’Occitane has created a unique formula that helps protect skin elasticity, tighten & smooth, while stimulating cell renewal. Once you start using this light, creamy and silky milk concentrate you’ll notice instant results.. Your skin will feel satiny-smooth without leaving any greasy residue, leaving you feeling femininely- fresh with a beautiful mouthwatering scent of fresh almonds.
The perfect moisturizer !

Almond Firming - Milk Concentrate 259 AED

Almond Firming – Milk Concentrate 259 AED

**Redefine your curves with the whole product range:

Supple Skin Oil

Almond Supple Skin Oil 220 AED

Almond Supple Skin Oil 220 AED

Tonic Body Oil

Almond Tonic Body Oil 225 AED

Almond Tonic Body Oil 225 AED


Shaping Delight

Almond Shaping Delight 259 AED

Almond Shaping Delight 259 AED


Every woman wants to remain young and radiant.. I certainly do !
Anti-aging care really begins at the age of 25.. prevention is better than cure. So in order to avoid future visits to the plastic surgeon we as women must take vital care of our skin whilst we are younger. L’Occitane’s Brightening Immortelle Collection is one i certainly love to use and recommend.

So how can you naturally radiate youth and vitality ?
The 2014 Brightening Imortelle ritual includes new skincare products which help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, even out skin tone and illuminate the complexion.
Two beautiful flowers of light are the main ingredients dedicated to youthful skin.

  • Organic Immortelle essential oil from Corsica with patented effectiveness helps to smooth lines & wrinkled as well as firm the skin.
  • Bellis Perennis whose flower yields a brightening extract, gives the skin a texture that glows with youth.

My 2 favorite products of the collection include:

  1. Brightening Essence
    Applied in the morning / evening helps to reduce the appearance of black spots, evens out skin tone and leaves your skin feeling oh so smooth ! .. not to forget smelling lovely too 🙂

    Immortelle Brightening Essence 325 AED

    Immortelle Brightening Essence 325 AED

  2. Eye care & Mask Duo Brightening Correction
    I like to apply this around my eyes as it reduces any puffiness / dark circles. Whether you had a late night or simply fatigued this certainly leaves you looking radiant and vibrant.

    Immortelle Brightening Eye Care & Mask DUO 89 AED

    Immortelle Brightening Eye Care & Mask DUO 89 AED

    Natural methods are always ones to trust, especially if you have sensitive skin.. L’Occitane has been a French leader in quality natural ingredients. Every woman deserves to feel beautiful and look in the mirror feeling youthful & radiant.

    Spoil yourself with what you deserve most.. Nourish yourself with what your body will love you for.

    For More Information Visit L’Occitane En Provence

    Noura G xx




California Dreaming with Banana Republic

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Banana Republic is a Clothing & Accessories retailer owned by American Multinational corporation The Gap Inc. It was founded in 1978 by Mel & Patricia Ziegler with a safari theme; in 1983 Gap purchased the company and gave it more of an upscale image.

Although San Francisco is home to Banana Republic, the Spring 2014 Collection preview brought California to Dubai, taking us through the brand’s West Coast heritage, definitely an evening spent in ‘True California’.

This season’s Ready-to-Wear unveiled Banana Republic’s classical American appeal expressing an authentically fresh and friendly sportswear collection. A neutral color palette was definitely the inspiration behind this contemporary collection. Acting head of Woman’s design mentions her melange of “Sonoran desert shades; sand, oatmeal and hints of grounding coral”. The pants silhouettes were causal and relaxed.. My favorite were the classical ivory linen & cotton navy pique trousers styled with ankle-strapped shades of brun sandals. From flattering fluted skirts, to soft borrowed from the ‘boyfriend’ white & beige chinos cuffed right above the ankles.. all were seen classically coupled with a tonal basket- weave sweater and Banana Republic’s signature safari Jacket.

Color-blocked tuxedo stripes, braided bangle bracelets and monochrome bucket bags were alive throughout the musical night. Tailored khaki suits, sophisticated pea-coats and light wash jeans took the hype in menswear this season.

As we watched the sun set amidst the lush green gardens surrounded by fresh water fountains of youth & joy.. swings & hammocks danced the night away to a lively ambiance where guests could kick-back to some fresh lemonade, candy, canapes and live barbecue.
Models and puppies dressed the garden with Banana Republic’s west coast feel while we got to go home with a fun-frenzy flip book and a pretty pink & tan leather plush pouch.

 It was all about California Love in Dazzling Dubai
For More Information Please Visit

Banana Republic

Noura G xx


Eclecticism at Ethan Allen

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Ethan Allen is a well established American Brand holding a design authority with a modern attitude. A high-quality manufacturer, An innovative retailer, A destination for the one stop shopper, A full service design center staffed by design professionals who can make house calls.

Simply, Ethan Allen is more than an ordinary furniture store.. It is a design house. M.Farooq Kathwari, CEO at Ethan Allen Interiors believes passionately that everyone should love their homes. “Homes are powerful. Home is the blueprint for your life. Our work is that simple. And that complex. The well-designed home never goes out of fashion, but its definition is always changing. Every day, we challenge ourselves to create exceptional, relevant, and stylish furniture and accessories. We customize. We travel the world for design inspiration. In my job I’m constantly on the road. I know just how hard it is to find time to create a home. That’s why I’m so proud of our complimentary professional design service. With all the demands of modern life, busy people really need the help of a trusted design pro in making a comfortable home”.

I was pleased to be invited to the Ethan Allen New Eclecticism Launch at their store in Dubai Mall. Having enjoyed an ‘eclectic’ ambiance surrounded with color, style and beauty. We were honored by the presence of M.Farooq Kathwari, CEO at Ethan Allen as well as Regional Stylist – Teresa Karpinska from the unveiling an innovative global concept.

‘Eclectic’ is commonly defined as ‘ deriving ideas, taste, or style from a diverse range of sources’.

The New Eclecticism at Ethan Allen is inspired through the collaboration of stylists where originality then explodes. This creatively unique approach to home furnishing gives the customer the ability to choose from several looks and lifestyle collections. “We give you so many unique and interesting accessories and accent pieces make your style your own, offering the service of a design professional free of charge”

It’s all about creating your own style by combining different looks that demonstrate your unique taste that’s yours alone.. what’s more, you can have fun with it.

Head down to Ethan Allen, Dubai Mall and #EclectifyYourLife !

For more Information Please Visit
Ethan Allen

Noura G xx