Weekend Chit Chat

Hi my lovelies! Yet another weekend, yet another Friday. I said bye to my hubby last night who traveled  back to Pakistan. The days become awfully long here in UAE with kids and chores and its nice to have him here so we can do stuff together with the kids. Taking them out becomes much easier and more fun when they have their Dad with them. Anyway since he was leaving, there was something that I wanted to do for him. His birthday falls on the 29th of July and knowing he wouldn’t be here with us I tried to throw him a little surprise also to make the kids know and feel that they were part of his b-day this year. So baked a layered chocolate cake, put up fairy lights (i’m obsessed with these things) got the candles ready, bought his b’day present in under 15 minutes (boy! I got lucky!) and packed everything without him knowing and you’ll never guess where. Haha! Packed his presents in the washroom, imagine that!

Thank God he loved everything. Also that reminds me that there are some great deals at Springfield so you might wanna check those out. I loved their shirts, hats and caps. Super nice!

This time of the year in UAE means you will be spending a good amount of time at the malls, or maybe at the beaches during the evenings. Plan your evenings. Make some sandwiches at home, get a nice bottle of fresh lemonade and get your flip flops. Make the most of it.

The malls have some great deals with Dubai Summer Surprises in full swing. Best time to grab what you’ve been wanting to get for so long.

This week also brought the news of Chester Bennington leaving the world on a very sad note. May his soul rest in peace. As much as i’d hoped this year to be better than the last..this year has been a year of heartbreak so far. I’m not really in high spirits this weekend so bear with me.

So will be posting some DIY skincare this week along with a little about hair extensions.

Stay Tuned!

LOVE
xoxo

 

A Product A Day! Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette

One of those days when you can’t wait to get a new post off your chest..you can’t wait to get it all out..your feet are restless and your fingers are tingly lol. Yes, you guessed it right! That’s the day you have Huda Beauty on your mind 😀 With the Diva’s new palette launch at Sephora with all those luscious shades to choose from, its hard not to write a review. So let’s begin!

As they say when Huda Kattan creates new products, the world notices. Raising the bar with her unique Textured Shadows, she’s created a palette of highly saturated mattes, chrome pressed pearls, and 3D metal shadows. The best thing is that you can build these colors up. No matter what the occasion, believe me this palette has you covered!

What’s in the palette and what is each of those gorgeous shades all about:

Dubai – a smoky bronze

Fling – a shimmering cranberry

24K – an extravagant gold

Rose Gold – a lust worthy rose gold

Trust Fund – a copper (interesting name for an eye shadow)

Blessed – a vintage gold

Angelic – pink with gold reflections

Moon Dust – a stellar gold illumination

Bossy – a maroonish clay

Flamingo – notice-me pink

Shy – a subtle dusty shade of pink

BAE – a cream-colored base shadow

Black Truffle – a very very dark wicked black

Suede – a smooth gray

Coco – a dark brown

Maneater – a callous, brutal shade of mulberry

Henna – a warm traditional reddish-brown

Sandalwood – an earthy tone

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(Image courtesy: google.com) (Too precious to waste on swatches 😛 so i decided to pick an image that caters to different skin tones).

The shades are beautiful. Each shade is enough to last you many many occasions which is what we all want considering the amount we’ve spent on this one, I know many of you have been saving for this beauty. Also in some of her videos she has shown how you can create different nail colors using the palette and toping it off with a transparent nail paint to seal and lock in the color. This seems rather interesting and I would love to try it out. The best thing is that you don’t need two different palettes to create a certain look. I do believe Huda’s next one will bring in hues and shades of blue, green, purple etc. and they are going to be as pigmented as this one. Can’t wait!!!

Let me know how many of you got your hands on Huda’s debut palette.

Signing off

W & S

Let’s talk about food! ~ Texas Road House

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Yo Foodies! If you come to Dubai for vacations and don’t try the mouthwatering, lip-smacking, scrumptious food from The Texas Road House then you have wasted your money and not given your taste buds the tantalizing treat that they rightly deserve.
Let me walk you through my experience, It was a day at the Dubai Mall with my two beautiful kids, shopping, scanning the shops, looking for great deals, well don’t we always…but just as we were walking past a few restaurants, we couldn’t ignore this amazing whiff of food that was so inviting that we stopped right there to find out where it was coming from…so yes ladies and gentlemen, it was none other than the Texas Road House. We usually look at the menu before entering a restaurant to know if we’d be interested in eating there but that day we walked straight in 😉

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The décor is definitely inviting, makes you feel like a cowboy/cowgirl really, ready to take the bull by its horns 😉 Different cuts of unbelievably beautiful raw steaks are on display. That of course is just the beginning of your experience. The music is well suited to the name and ambience.

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Coming to the food, this place has a lot to offer, You are served a bucket of fresh peanuts while you decide what you want to eat followed by hot buns with butter (trust me you can’t resist them either). They offer a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, hand-cut steaks, ribs, country diners, seafood, burgers and sandwiches, drinks, sides, desserts and of course kids meals. What’s not to love!

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Everything was great, so delicious. Steaks are exactly what you would expect, good meat, cooked perfectly, juicy, good sides, mash served with a gravy, plenty of it and to top it off the waiters, every 15 mins, do a line dance !!! Soft drinks refilled free of charge.  Must visit if you are a meat lover!

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I would give this place 10/10

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Open Hours

Sunday11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Monday11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Tuesday11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Wednesday11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Thursday11:00 am – 12:00 am

Friday11:00 am – 12:00 am

Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

 

Let us know what you think!  🙂 Ciao!