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LUSH: The Cosmetics Store You've Been Waiting For

From a kilometer and a half away, you’ll be able to catch a whiff of it. From the steps down the escalator, your nose is filled with the aroma that some call the Lush signature scent. Lush opened recently in Bahrain, and I cannot tell you how excited everyone was when they announced that there were only three days left until the opening. And after months of anticipation, it’s finally here, and we’re hoping that they’ll be here to stay.

Upon entering the store that gladly welcomes everyone with their glassless walls and doorless doors, you dive right into the world of Lush. From skincare and haircare to bath bombs and beauty products the store is surrounded by color, shapes, and a touch of their signature black color scheme that fit in perfectly with the millennial vibe. The staff welcomes you with a smile and a whole load of information that’s just about ready to come out. They’re amazingly nice, warm, and patient, and will instantly become your best friend when you’re looking for the right product.

With that, let’s just say that I walked out with my hands feeling soft as ever, my hair absorbed with Lush’s signature scent, and with a bag of goodies that’s been running low on stock in my beauty closet. I am happy, very very happy.



Lush, your route to natural, homemade, and eco-friendly products for face, body, and hair. Remember, when in doubt as to which product to pick up, feel free to ask a staff member, they’ll give you a list to try, reasons to try it, and advice on skin and body care; plus they’re super friendly and would gladly help out.

Huge thanks to Sarah for hooking me up, and for the gorgeous Koleen for showing me around.

Stop by at Lush in Seef Mall, Ground Floor (next to Starbucks) when you're ready for a good home-spa day. Follow them on Instagram @lushseefmall

Congratulations Lush!
And go crazy, Lushies!

PS. Lush does not only serve the women and young ladies out there, but there have a few nifty products for the handsome men out there too! 

3 Reasons to Love Floral

Do you get that feeling when you know that you have a whole bunch of something, and when you think about it, you really don't? As I was looking through my closet, I realized that I don't have as many floral blouses as I thought I did. How odd is that? It's been what? Almost 3 or 4 years since my love for floral patterns was unleashed that I didn't even notice half of my wardrobe is a mix and match of everything. But that thought doesn't diminish my love for it. I still feel that fire burn taller whenever I spot that one floral skirt in between all those other zigzag, polka dots, and tribal patterns. I see you. 

3 Points to Overcome Your Anger

It sucks that one week back I was very aggravated, annoyed, and angry at the world and everyone around me. Anger keeps us still and mentally motionless. We're unable to move forward nor back because our minds are focused on the intense, angry energy that's boiling up.

Think of it like someone pushing down your shoulders as hard as they can, and as much as you try to get them off you, you can't because they're ten times stronger than you are; metaphorically, of course. And the only way to get rid of it is to let it out, scream at them for pushing your shoulders down, frantically moving about for them to release their pressure to lift their hands eventually away from your shoulders.

Arhaus, Living the Dream

Arhaus Feature: Living the Dream

Creating the right space for your home, that's comfortable, cozy, and presents the right aura you want to give out when guests come over, is essential. The right space filled with colors and good energy, and the right space that could feel like home.

The living room set I put together is called "Living the Dream," for when we achieve what need to achieve and are literally living our dream. To get us prepared, why not start decorating now?

Struggles and Trust

These past few weeks I've been laying back and walking in my flats instead of heeled boots. As much as I want my ass to look amazingly firm whenever I wear heels, I can't convince myself to put on these heels and endure the aches on my soles and my ankles. So, flat shoes and ballet flats, or even flip flops have been my go-to footwear; unless of course I have somewhere important to be and people to impress. So I make due with what I got on and trusted that it would make me feel fabulous!

Speaking of people to impress, it's been sort of a struggle finding something secure; regarding my job hunt as a writer or editor. Unfortunately, with multiple new businesses that start up in Bahrain, it is still a struggle to find a secure position in the publishing industry. I'm honestly so disappointed, but I'm trying not to let it get the better of me, we're stronger than that remember?

Remember What You Stand For

You say that you're healthy and enjoy working out, and you say that you're positive and meditate every day but, there come's a few days or maybe even a week when you fall off the wagon. When you eat junk food and workout less,  and when you're stressed and can barely sit to breathe. And when you think about what you stand for; whether you're healthy, positive, etc., doesn't it feel like a lie?

YouTubers, Bloggers, and other influential people out there who stand for being badass, healthy, confident, and all that jazz, who has a group of followers that aspire to be just like them. So much so that they follow their routines, dress like them, and talk like them; guilty over here! People like Shameless Maya, or Chiara from Bold Self, or even Adriene from Yoga with Adriene. These type of people stand for something, and the world follows their lifestyle hoping to be just like them but, I'm sure they fall off the wagon too sometimes.

Hotel Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa

Bernard Shaw, an Irish playwright, had once said,
“The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.”

The Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Hotel is a hotel that has proven to offer that said refuge. I had booked a one night stay with the wife, in one of their famous Luxury Club Millesime rooms. The lobby was an open-air affair, with high walls littered with beautiful lanterns which design was a true French-Arab flair.

The staff were diligent and efficient with their smiled “Bon Jours” all around. Check-in was seamless, and in within 15 minutes, we were in our room; granted, our room was a long walk to the end of the hall of the 2nd floor, but definitely worth it I might add. Read on to know why!
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