The heat is on! Summer is officially here and so are vacation plans for Dubai’s jet set. I’m longing for a gorgeous beach location as well, preferably someplace I can learn surfing! However, I do have some time before I actually take off so I’ll have to deal with Dubai’s unforgiving summer sun. However, there’s one amazing way to beat the heat – shopping for the season! Here’s a lowdown on what’s sizzling hot right now:
Maui Jim sunglasses:
Sleek, sophisticated and stunning- that’s Maui Jim for you. This Hawaiian –born brand makes its sunglasses in Japan with a fascinating technology that not only protects the eyes from UV rays, but also offers true, vivid colors for your eyes! Think a flattering Instagram filter for whatever you see!
I fell in love with mine the minute I got my hands on them because they’re super stylish and extremely light, for the kind of functions they offer. Maui Jim is the number 1 premium polarized sunglasses maker in the world and the company’s reputation is based on the development of advanced technologies for double and single gradient lenses that reduce 100 percent of harmful UVA and UVB rays. Only Maui Jim uses up to nine layers of protection built into each lens, including the PolarizedPlus2, that produces true, vivid colors.
Ever wondered how the sun really affects your skin? French dermo-cosmetic brand, Bioderma, had some pretty amusing but truthful answers at its day-long event at Kite Surf beach in Dubai. We were treated to a UV camera picture of our faces for a frightful image- the camera showed the full extent of skin damage including wrinkles, tanning, age spots and pigmentation.
Bioderma’s photoderm range of sun protection products aims to address all these problems and more! The new Photoderm MAX Aquafluide SPF50+ UVA 24 offers broad sun protection and guarantees dermatological safety while protecting skin’s immunity and cellular DNA. What I also appreciate is that the formula is ‘oil-free’, so it’s wispy light and non greasy. Hallelujah!
Laura Mercier makeup:
Laura Mercier’s new make-up range is a summer delight, for it’s light, gorgeous texture and gorgeous color palette. I’m loving the bronze illuminator, which gives a subtle, healthy glow to the face when applied – enhancing features that naturally catch the sun’s rays- like the cheekbones and the nose.
I also loved the new lip color collection which offer texture and pigment for the perfect summer goddess pout. The colors are absolutely stunning- Lychee Parfait, Rose, Audrey, Crushed Pecan, Milky Way, Praline Cream, Dry Rose and Biscotti. I’m heading straight for Laura Mercier for make-up this season.
Areej store, Mall of the Emirates +9714 3405223
Areej store, Al Jimi Shopping Center +9713 7633321
CK One Summer:
For that perfect whiff of fresh, crisp and cool fragrance this summer, it’s going to be CK One Summer all the way. The fragrance opens with an icy gin and tonic accord with a crisp citrus twist, while juniper berry and star anise surface with an effervescent and energetic edge in the middle. Amberwood adds a beating sensation of bare sun-kissed skin at the dry dawn, offering a fragrance experience inspired by the tropical blue sea – Now if that isn’t dreamy, I don’t know what is.
This sparkling fruity citrus scent is high on my wishlist for its beacy, laid back vibe – exactly how I’d like to spend my summer days.
Even the bottle reflects the beauty of a sun-drenched reef; the back of the glass bottle is textured with ripples, allowing the crystal-clear juice to enhance the illusion of patterns in the powdery sand of the azure sea. The beach is calling!
Beach cover up from Namshi.com:
I’ve come to love online fashion destination, Namshi.com for the fun, fabulous fashion finds here. One of the pieces I discovered here is so versatile; it can be worn as a tunic top, a short dress and a beach cover-up! This crochet piece is my summer pick for the pool, beach and beyond!