Archive | May 2013

Refresh Your Wardrobe with Floral Hijab


Yes, we are talking here to the Muslim lady who wears the hijab (head scarf). As the weather is getting warmer and outdoor events are kicking in, we believe that it’s a good idea to refresh your look by adding a few floral head scarves to your wardrobe.

This season is all about flower power! What do you need to know in order to pull off the floral look?

Read our advice on Floral Hijabs for Spring and Summer 2013, and for more fashion tips and trends, visit Arabia Weddings.


Beauty Advice on Board


Take good care of your skin on your way to enjoying your honeymoon or vacation during the flight. As you know, in flight air pressure can cause a lot of damage to your skin including premature ageing. Who would want that?!

What do you need to do? Here are a few things you need to do to prevent skin tightness, dryness and irritation.

Moisturize your skin: Airplane air is dry, so use a thick moisturizer to lock in your skin’s moisture and apply it regularly. Use heavy petroleum-based products for your hands and elbows.

Hydrate: Drink water. We know how uncomfortable going to the airplane toilet is, but don’t overlook this important point.

Balm your lips: Apply lip balm to avoid chapping as your lips will dry up easily with in-flight air pressure.

Avoid eye dryness: If you suffer from dryness in your eyes, make sure you carry your eye drops with you and apply them during the flight.

Read our last useful piece of advice on your beauty regime here and make sure that you don’t  carry creams or cosmetics in containers larger than 50 ml with you on the airplane according to air travel regulations.

You will find more beauty advice under Beauty Tips & Trends on Arabia Weddings.


Pretty Paper Lanterns for Your Wedding

Cheer your wedding guests up with simple and affordable decorative ideas using paper lanterns.


Choose paper lanterns that perfectly complement your party theme and venue; they are available in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes, and some come with light bulbs, candles or even solar batteries that light up the lantern at night.


Read the full article on Decorate with Paper Lanterns and other wedding decoration ideas on Arabia Weddings.

Useful Tips on Cleaning Your Makeup Bag

Whether it’s your make up bag that you carry around with you or your makeup drawer in your bedroom, you need to clean it regularly for hygiene purposes to avoid irritation, infection, possible allergies or more serious illnesses.


Here is what you need to do:

  • Wash your makeup bag inside out.
  • Wipe the surface of your entire make up containers.
  • Wash all brushers and toss away old ones.
  • Check the expiry dates of your skin care products that carry expiry date and throw away the expired ones.
  • Throw away old makeup: The general rule is if your makeup is hydrous i.e. contains water like mascara and liquid eyeliners; you need to throw them away every 3 months.
  • Use your senses to decide what to keep and what not. If a lipstick smells like clay throw it away, if a cream hardens then it’s time to replace it, if your powder, eye shadow or blush look glazed over, toss them.

When in doubt check this schedule for the expiry dates of your makeup.


Your Personal Account on Arabia Weddings Gets a Facelift

Arabia Weddings has introduced a new feature on its Arabic and English online wedding planning platform which aims to provide brides and grooms- to-be across the Arab world with an interactive platform to compile and save their favorite content on the website.

Once you create your accounton Arabia Weddings by answering a few basic questions, you will be able to save any of your favorite content that you come across on the website. Whether it’s a piece of news, or the latest fashion trend, or an image you liked in any of the galleries you saw on the website, you will now be able to click on the ‘Add to my favorites’ heart-shaped icon and save it in your own personal folders.


What you’ll see at the top of your personal account is My Personal Folders that includes 6 folders to make it neater for you to save 6 different types of content in them: Tips & Trends, News, Videos, Wedding Songs, Events and Albums.


You will also get 3 other folders in your account: My Planning Tools, My Orders and My Gift Registry to keep track of the various tools that you are using or orders for Special Deals that you may have placed.


The new facelift that your personal account got on Arabia Weddings will certainly enhance your user experience on the website and help you get more organized.

So, create an account now and try it out. Enjoy!