Thursday, September 3, 2015

How often do you REALLY need a facial? *PLUS how to do an at home facial*

I always like to stress the importance of taking care of your skin; feeling beautiful has to come from within, and the help of makeup is sadly limited. In my view, having good skin is a key base of feeling beautiful. I often get bombarded by questions about skin care from friends and family, as well as some readers. I have also noticed that many of my popular posts are based on skin care routines and remedies; which is why I decided to share more skin care tips, starting with today's question: How often do you really need a facial?


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Meet Balsam Awlad Wadair

When I hit the 20 years old mark this year (9th of July 2015), I began to realize that one must live every minute to bring them one step closer to their life dreams and goals. Ever since I was a young girl, I have enjoyed the process of getting ready. To me, fashion is an art; it is beyond dresses and other types of clothes. It is a form of self-expression and showing freedom (which is something I value greatly). I have made a promise to myself that I will live my life as a work of art to show appreciation for fashion and all its little things. Blogging has been a form of portraying my ideas and thoughts on the world with all my beloved readers, and I am very grateful for it as it brings me one step ahead to reaching my life goals and dreams. I have been in the blogging business for almost five years now, and to many of my readers I still remain a mystery; that – as of today – is no longer true.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Kaftan in the modern world


Kaftan in a Woman’s Life


In a world where stereotypes rule everyday living, standing out and setting yourself apart from everyone else can be a challenge. Most people have a strong need to belong, whether it is through achievements, social status or even through fashion. However, this need to be just like everyone else can often lead to confusion about who we really are.


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Here’s What You Need to Do about Shopping Online for Antiques

Fancy adding to your antique collection from the comfort of your arm chair but don’t know where to start? Here’s how to buy antiques online.

Image by Lupo Lupo via Flickr

Vintage jewellery incorporates a variety of stylish possibilities for shoppers. There’s always something to suit every taste and mood and items vary considerably in significance and value.

So with so many options out there, you need to know what’re looking for and also understand the history of each piece.

entails just about every kind of jewellery imaginable, from brooches and cameos to earrings, necklaces and hat pins.  This is probably just one of the reasons why antique jewellery is a trend again. With so many choices, how do you choose which items to buy online?

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Balsam Style Picks: Hot trends you NEED this season

One of the most exciting things about being aware of what goes in and out of the fashion world is the fact that you can almost never guess what would be in trend tomorrow! Now I can see that many trends are coming back, that were once a hot fashion back in the old days. Today, I want to share with my readers who wish to stay hip and up to date with today's trends some of this season's hottest buys that any fashionista should own!



Saturday, August 22, 2015

Balsam Blabber: Why only the brave fall in love

Translation: Love is for the brave; the cowards, their mothers marry them off.


I admit that I live in a society where love is often viewed as a crime. It is not seldom that one would come across a young couple hiding their love towards each-other in the streets of Muscat, Oman. I personally thought negatively of people who choose to let love in prior marriage, up until recently where my view has changed as I grew to become the young woman I am today at the age of 20.
I am aware that the majority of my readers reside in Europe and in the Unites States, where our Arab culture might not be fully understood. However, I can assure you that from my personal view point I can see that love is very much looked down on if it is before marriage, and any woman who dares to let herself fall in love with a man who isn’t yet her husband would be deemed as ‘stupid’ or often even ‘silly’.

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