The Dubai Series: Day Two

So we’ve now reached The Dubai Series: Day Two and I hope you are loving it as much as I enjoyed blogging about my three-day whirlwind adventure to the Middle East to surprise our friends. I’ve got so much more to show you from our second day, which includes a trip to the beach and some flying food! Let’s start with the beach as I continue with The Dubai Series: Day Two.
As you may have guessed, it was the perfect day for a trip to the beach. I had spent the morning doing some retail therapy and had picked up the hottest new pair of Roberto Cavalli sunglasses you ever did see, so these of course had to make it into the shoot down at Nasimi Beach!
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On Day Two I wore this stunning Tara tunic dress from Boutique of Molly. Their summer collection range is so on point, I just had to take this dress with me to the beach.
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I paired the dress with a blue clutch from Today I’m Me, one of my favourite accessory brands.
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The bag also matched the blue in my Karen Millen sandals too, so a perfect ten for my co-ordination skills on day two of the trip!

 

Now I want to share with you what was under the outfit, and I have to give credit to my amazing partner Paul for these shots! I wore a bikini from To Dive For, which is a company I have recently discovered and they are literally to die for! Pardon the pun..
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I fell in love with this palm print cross back two piece on their website, and it’s one of the best bikinis I own for originality and quality.
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After the fabulous day at the beach, it was back home to change into the outfit for the evening. We were off to a restaurant at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel for Teppanyaki! Teppanyaki is a Japanese experience/style of cooking where everything is made right in front of you at the table.
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We had our own chef who came and cooked everything and entertained us with his skills of juggling the food, and then he tossed it across the table right into our mouths! (I didn’t do it but Paul did!)
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Here is what I wore, a lovely dress from Motel Rocks with my brand new Burgundy bra from Victoria’s Secret! Plus my ever trusty pineapple bag 🙂
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Phew, that was a lot of outfits, that’s a wrap for The Dubai Series: Day Two… until tomorrow’s post for The Dubai Series: Day Three, and you won’t want to miss it!

 

Saharasplash x

 

Get up to date with The Dubai Series: Day One right here!
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The Dubai Series: Day One

So you’ve read all about my travel preparations and essentials over the last few days, now I’m here with part three of The Dubai Series: Day One with the best beauty and fashion in the Middle East!

We landed at 7.30 in the morning so we had the whole day to enjoy as soon as we got there. We headed straight for the spa at the Dubai Polo Club!

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Paul and I enjoyed Balinese massages which were so relaxing, all the stress of flying just disappeared along with the scents and sounds of the experience.

We spent the rest of the day chilling by the poolside, and had a light bite to eat with virgin pina coladas.

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I had my Alpha-H factor 50 which kept me safe in the sun all afternoon.

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For the evening, we were off to Maison Mathis to surprise our friend for their 40th birthday. They still didn’t know we were in the country! Here are the details of what I wore:

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House of Holland by Eylure lashes were a must for this special occasion. I love the full lash effect that the ‘luffly’ lash gives, they made my eyes so mesmerising with the long, dark lashes.

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Here’s the full outfit, I wore a gorgeous maxi skirt from House of Celeb Boutique and a neoprene crop from Boohoo.com.

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I matched my cool blue theme with these stylish nail wraps from ThumbsUp Nails in style ‘Cleo’. They are so quick and easy to apply and will have your nails looking salon perfect in just ten mins! No dry time needed!

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My bracelets are from the fabulous Corbico Jewellery. This is the 3-piece ‘Audrey Bracelet’ set which I absolutely adore, they look so glam without the high price tag and I wore them throughout the holiday. They are available right here from Corbico online, and the best part is that they are elasticated!

That’s it for The Dubai Series: Day One, stay tuned as tomorrow it’s Day Two with lots more fashion and accessories!

Saharasplash X

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The Dubai Series: Travel Essentials

Today’s Tuesday, and on Tuesdays we do travel essentials! Take a look at what I took with me to the airport in part two of The Dubai Series: Travel Essentials

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Just Bee drinks were my drink of choice for the journey to the airport. I couldn’t take it through security with me, but the green tea and lemon gave me just what I needed for the tube journey to Heathrow Terminal 5. The honey infused water is so refreshing, Just Bee are the perfect travel essential for a thirst quenching pick me up.

 

As a coeliac, I’m always looking for new snacks that are easy to carry around in my handbag. I was looking to take something easy along with me for the plane, and something tasty…
Snact are a wonderful company which I have blogged about before this year. They are 100% fruit and so naturally gluten free and vegan too. I took their brand new flavour with me-  apple, blueberry and banana which was amazing.
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Next up for those sweet cravings are the wonderful Cocoalibre. These are a new brand I have just discovered, and just in time for my travel essentials! Also gluten free and vegan, this chocolate is super luxurious and was such a sweet treat high up in the sky! Cocoalibre comes in beautiful packaging and they really do go the extra mile for allergy sufferers with their chocolates.
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Of course we all know that your skin can suffer on longer fllights due to the change in pressue and the oxygen quality. So in my bag I had the perfect thing…
The Timeless Truth Travel Pack! This cute little travel pack is the real deal if you’re after a bit of pampering as you travel. The pack comes with three compartments, a makeup remover wipe, a cleanser and then a fibre mask. Timeless Truth think of it all with this star item!

 

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Next up is another brand new discovery from Alpha-H. I took their marvelous Absolute eye cream with me on board as this realy helps to reduce dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. I find that my eyes can get very puffy during a flight, so Alpha-H came to my resue!

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The last item on my list is something which I never knew you could take on a plane. This is Batiste dry shampoo. Of course, it has to be a travel size can, but this made my day when I found out I could take this little gem with me! I took the tropical spray with coconut scent.

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So there you have it, Part 2 of The Dubai Series: Travel Essentials!

 

Saharasplash x

 

If you missed part one, catch up right here with my travel preparations!
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The Dubai Series: Prepping for an Exotic Getaway

I’ve been working really hard recently on a very secret project. This project involves a plane, an exotic destination and some pretty awesome products. I have had to keep this a secret over the past couple of weeks as our holiday has been an undercover mission to surprise some family who are living in Dubai! Paul and I booked the flights ten days before flying out and have been working with just one of our Dubai residents to organise and surprise the rest of them. So here is the first instalment in what I’m calling The Dubai Series: Prepping for an Exotic Getaway.

With just ten days to plan for our getaway, my first stop was travel money. There is only one place I go to for any travel money, it beats all the other competitors out there and you are guaranteed a fantastic rate. They are Ace Fx and they are located on my journey home in Canary Wharf. I reserved my Dirhams and got a great rate as usual.

 

Also in preparation, I reached out to my favourite hair salon to help get my hair travel ready-
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The day before the flight, I went to visit the Aldwych salon to get a cut and blowdry. My hairdresser Craig gave me the top treatments from the Kerastase range, and one hour later my hair was fabulous and ready to go!
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Next, onto the nails.
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Barry M of course were the top choice when prepping for my exotic getaway. I used 2 colours from the new coconut infusion range- Bikini for my toes and Starfish for my hands. These are both lovely colours for a weekend getaway as they last so well and the colours would match what I had packed in my suitcase. The new range is infused with coconut oil to help hydrate and strengthen your nails.
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Finally, on the morning of the flight, Nair was to the rescue!
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I was lucky enough to try out the new Argan oil nourish range, and I was so happy with the results. I used the facial cream for my upper lip, the glide on for my underarms and for my bikini area and the shower power cream for my legs. The cream is super easy to apply, and you can wash it off in the shower after just ten mins. It really was the final touch to my preparations for Dubai, and I couldn’t wait to get on the plane!

 

Here is a snap from the airport. I chose to fly in my favourite shirt from Her Boutique, it’s so comfy and had me feeling holiday ready with the bright colours.
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Stay tuned for Part 2 in the Dubai Series as up next it’s my travel essentials!

 

Saharasplash x

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