Smokey Nudes with Bobbi Brown: Night Time

Smokey Nudes with Bobbi Brown: Night Time

Just over a week ago I shared my day time smokey eye look using the Bobbi Brown Smokey Nudes palette and now it’s time for part two featuring a less subtle, evening look which I like to do on occasion.

After applying my usual make up, I alter my day to evening look by using the Sandstone Shimmer Brick on my cheeks. It gives a beautiful glow and, this product can also be used on the eyes as well.

After prepping the eye area with a primer, I use my Smokey Nudes Eye Palette, applying Smokey Brown Metallic as a base colour before adding Silver Brown Sparkle with a blend of Smoked to the outer corners of my eyes. After blending everything together to look like a gradient, I apply the Kajal Eye Liner in Black Amethyst to my lash and water lines before finishing off the shadowing by applying Watercolour Pink Sparkle to the inner corners of my eye.

Of course mascara is a must, so I apply on a few coats of the Smokey Eye Mascara to my lashes. Oh and I have a tip for you, if you want extra long looking lashes and can’t handle falsies, try applying a coat of mascara and then covering your lashes with translucent powder before adding your second coat, it does wanders, but if you feel like you need a few more handy tips or step by step guides, Bobbi Brown have created an app that you can download for more in depth tutorials and how-to’s.

Photographed by Erina Baftiroska, edited by Reem Kanj.

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Thanks for capturing these photos for me Erina!



I recently shared an image of me free-falling from 13,000 feet in the air. Probably one of the most exhilarating moments of my life so far, but if you had shown me this picture a year ago and told me that I would be doing that, I would have laughed out loud in denial and slight panic. Natalya was actually the first out of the two of us to encounter a skydive earlier in the Summer and I thought my sister was so brave to do so, especially as we both have plenty of fears that we like to over-irrationalise, and jumping out of tiny planes for fun is definitely one of them.

When My Dubai asked what one of my 3 wishes were when I took part in a trip around Dubai with them, I mentioned a skydive but never thought this would be granted. My reaction when they told me was a straight up ‘Are you kidding me?’ vibe and when the time came for me to get prepped in all the gear and walk on to that plane, I shocked even myself at just how calm and collected I was.


My trainers used to try and teach me about training my brain and putting mind over matter when I was testing my body through its limits training for half’s and tri’s, but only recently has this philosophy truly started to sink in. Instead of being nervous or scared, I decided I would tell myself that I was excited, liberated and totally up for it, and I can’t believe that it actually worked, so to answer alot of your questions, no, funilly enough I didn’t feel fear, I was too distracted by convincing myself I was having the time of my life, which actually led me to do just that.

If you’re anything like me and have always had a sense of worry and stress shadow opportunities or experiences then you’ll understand it’s a lot easier said then done, but take it from me, get rid of the negative thoughts and let the positive ones overpower. It really does change everything!

Thank you My Dubai and Skydive Dubai for a truly unforgettable experience.

Postcards from Bastakiya

Postcards from Bastakiya

My Dubai has given me an opportunity to view the most advanced and exciting infrastructure there is from right at ‘The Top’ of Burj Khalifa, to meeting adorable and beautiful penguins in the city’s very own ski mountains at Mall of the Emirates and taking me right back to the simplicity of the gold, fabric and spice souks in Bastakiya.

On a quiet morning earlier this week, I donned my favourite kaftan and explored the markets, rode an abra and enjoyed the most delicious lunch at Creekside Dubai before heading back to my hotel room for some much needed rest from the pounding heat. I’m a sucker for tradition, colour and vibrancy and that’s exactly what you get in a place that’s as full of heritage and culture such as this, just make sure to grab a coconut water from one of the few juice stands there are to stay hydrated and take as many photos as you can. Of course it wouldn’t hurt to have your best haggling skills to hand when dealing with these guys too!

Outfit images photographed by Slava Noor, edited by Reem Kanj.

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Kaftan: Maha Collections | Dress: Talulah | Bag: Mulberry