Thursday, November 29, 2012

Safe glam for little girls

Christmas stocking filler alert!! Your little girl will love Snails Nail Polish, and you even more!

This water-base nail polish for kids is 100% safe, it does not contain any toluene, formaldehyde, dibutylphthalate (DBP), bisphenol A (BPA). There is nothing toxic about this product, made from only three ingredients Water, Acrylic Polymer & Non Toxic Colorants. Snails Kids are free from harsh chemical odors. Unlike other nail polish, Snails is the only product that does not require any toxic nail polish remover. It will come off with soapy water, which means it's also safe for your carpet!

 I am just worried that Luella will never want to wash her hands!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Eco Superstore

This week, I ventured into The Change Initiative: Dubai's first retail destination to sell only sustainable products. The 4,000 square meter store carries a range of sustainable living solution for energy conservation, water management, organic food, cosmetics, and lifestyle iteams. Looking around, you will find a bit of everything… a small selection of food items, non toxic cleaning products from Ecovert, clothing selection, wooden toys for children, cooking wear and even furniture. If you are into furniture design you will love the small selection of chairs from Vitra.

The Change Initiative aims to influence people into making more responsible lifestyle choice by offering a wide delection of "green" products. We believe it's a great initiative, thumbs up!

What did I buy: couple of cleaning product and food items that I could have probably get at the Organic Shop. I also find a few gift ideas for Christmas! Some non toxic nail polish (blog post to follow) for Luella and her girl friends, lovely soy wax candle and table wear item.

Special note: there is a large coffee shop "The taste Initiative" which offer more than just coffee… lovely and healthy breakfast, light quick lunch all prepared in the most sustainable way with the freshest ingredients.

The Change Initiative
Al Barsha 1
Sheikh Zayed Road, near Ibis Hotel
opposite Wellington School

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Something to look forward to...

Now that Halloween and Eid are behind us, I look forward to the next holiday festivities. Jump past Thanksgiving for a minute and dream of Christmas... I know it's only early November but shops are displaying their first decorations already and Winter Fairs and Christmas Market will be advertised anytime soon.

Here is a sneak peak on a fantastic new event this year, The Dubai Christmas Festival. A three days show being held in Dubai Media City. This outdoor festival should bring families and friends together to prepare and celebrate the up coming winter holidays. It's about festive food, winter wonderland entertainment, Christmas music, shopping for gifts and meeting Santa in his grotto. A fantastic initiative for us expat missing the Christmas Spirit from back home.

Looking forward to this special treat! December 6 to 8, 2012, Dubai Media City
To know more and book your tickets visit